Detail instructions on posting Conference
announcements to CCL Web site.
I am getting emails asking me how to announce
a conference to the CCL Web site. Please carefully read the
explanations below, and if it is still unclear, ask me
a clarifying question.
jkl at ccl dot net
- Go to page:
You will see a number of conferences/meetings advertised there. These
announcements were created by chemists themselves (not me!)
who wanted to
advertise their conferences. Click on some of these links to see what is a
popular format for these announcements. They usually start from the
conference title, location and dates at the top, and are followed by the
details of the conference (topics, session titles, speakers, submission
deadlines, etc.). But the announcement and its content is up to you.
- In some word processor (say Windows Notepad), create a similar
overview for your conference. Note, if you use a simple text
announcement format (recommended) you HAVE TO
include explicit line breaks,
so no text line is longer than about 70 characters. If you use MS Products
for some reason (like MS Word, or whatever they sell),
they call line breaks paragraphs for marketing purposes and it
is hard to create actual line breaks. In MS lingo, the paragraph is a long
line of text without line breaks. In this case use paragraphs.
Use only plain text and
plain Latin characters (no diacritical marks and/or accents).
Note:: if you use the plain text format,
the links starting from http://
or https:// will be automatically converted to
HTML links in the resulting conference announcement page. If you
use the HTML format, you know what to do, so I will save you
- Go to the link [Submit New Conference] at the top of the page in 1).
You can also go directly to the submission page at:
and carefully read the instructions. Note, this links are slow
so give them time to load. There are also additional links there
that explain formatting in details. Note, placing the conference
announcement on the CCL list is free. However, I will also gladly accept
donations for CCL (that are completely voluntary). Once you read the
instructions, start filling in the blanks on the submission page. The
[Synopsis] is the title of the conference,
like those that you saw in 1). Now Copy/Paste
the text that you produced in
2) to the [Conference Description] box.
Click on [Submit]. On the next page, review your announcement,
and if it looks fine, click on [Accept].
You will also have an option to make
corrections to your announcement.
- After you [Accept] the conference, you should get an email asking you
for confirmation and review. The email will have instructions on what to
do next. After clicking on the appropriate link in this email, you will
have your conference announcement posted on the CCL Web site. You will get
another email that confirms your posting and provides a link to view it.
You can also post the information about the conference to the Subscribers
of CCL Mailing list. This option is COMPLETELY independent from the Web
conference announcement described above. If you still have the text of the
conference handy (you produced it in point 2) above),
just send an email to
chemistry at ccl . net,
with the Subject that is a title/synopsis of the
conference, and the body of the email should be your conference
description from the point 2) above. Once the email is sent, you should
get a request for confirmation that you need to process by clicking on the
corresponding link in the email. Then, the message will be posted to the
subscribers of CCL, though it may need to be first approved by me (that is
there may be some delay before the message is actually sent).