SIGAda will send two lucky members of SIGAda local chapters to Philadelphia, PA to attend TRI-Ada '96, December 3 - 7, 1996. Round trip travel to Philadelphia, room at the conference hotel (Philadelphia Marriott), and full registration for the conference will be free. The two award winners will be selected by a random drawing in September, 1996 from candidates submitted by SIGAda local chapters. Only members of local chapters will be eligible to compete for the awards. Contact your local chapter for details. See the list of Local SIGAda Chapters in this issue of Ada Letters for contact information.

The SIGAda Executive Committee and the TRI-Ada Conference Committee are joint sponsors of the TRI- Ada `96 Travel Awards. The Executive Committee created these awards specifically to help local chapters increase their active membership. We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity for a free trip to the world's premier Ada conference by attending your local chapter meetings before September. Contact your local chapter to inquire about meeting dates, and to add your name to their mailing list.

Check out this site later for profiles of the winners and their local chapters. The same winner and chapter profiles will be posted at the TRI-Ada conference and published in a Spring issue of Ada Letters in 1997.

If you still have questions about the awards, contact Lewis Gray, SIGAda VC-Liaison, at