This year signifies 50 years of computing at UL and CACS 25th anniversary. To honor these milestones we will be celebrating our achievements and accomplishments with our friends, supporters, and alumni on Oct. 30th.

Computer Science Building, University of LouisianaThe Louisiana Computing Carnival 2009 will be a celebration of computing education and research at UL Lafayette. The Carnival will celebrate the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Computing at the University (then called the University of Southwestern Louisiana) and the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of The Center for Advanced Computer Studies (CACS).

UL invites all its Computer Science (CMPS) and CACS alumni, supporters, and friends to join in this celebration. See the tremendous growth CMPS and CACS have experienced. What started in borrowed rooms of Stephens Hall, moved to occupying dorm rooms in the Conference Center, is now housed in its own magnificent building, overlooking beautiful Girard Park. The magnificent building also epitomizes the tremendous growth in computing education and research at UL.

Alumni, come and revisit your alma mater. Reconnect with your peers, who are distributed throughout the world. 'Alumni faculty', those whose professional growth has been intertwined with CMPS' and CACS' growth, join us in celebrating your contribution in building these world-class research and education departments. Supporters and Friends, see how your love, confidence, and generosity have paved the way for Louisiana to become a major player in high technology.

The Carnival will be a time to reminiscence significant milestones in the development of computing education and research at UL; a time to celebrate UL's excellence in computer science and computer engineering; to toast the accomplishments of CACS and CMPS alumni; and to look forward to the role we will continue to play in impacting the University, the State, the Nation, and the World.

We invite you to join the celebration of our success story and our plans for an ambitious future. CACS/CMPS distinguished alumni will share their successes and experiences in major companies and universities around the world. Community leaders and program supporters will highlight the impact of CACS/CMPS on Lafayette, Acadiana, and Louisiana. The events are as follows: (see attachments)

Thursday, Oct. 29th. Arriving to Lafayette
Informal reception at our building.

Friday, Oct. 30, 8:30 to 5:00 workshop (our building)
7:00 to ..... Banquet (off campus)

Sat, Oct. 31, 9:00 to noon workshop (cont.)

This historic event signifies the following:
Inauguration of CACS/CMPS new building
Official naming of the building
Golden anniversary (50 Years) of Computing at UL Lafayette
Silver anniversary (25 Years) of CACS

The highlight of LCC 2009:
Workshop highlights the impact of Computing and Internet revolution (open for public)
Poster presentations of the research and students projects (open for public)
New building tour (open for public)
Official ceremony for naming the building (open for public)
   Banquet $40.00/person, 75.00/couple, $320.00/table
   Honoring the new building name’s family
   History in the making, video and presentation
   Road to Excellence, video
   Alumni’s presentations
   Computing’s presentation
   Music and dancing

We would also like to invite you, your business, and/or company to be a partner and participant in our planned activities. Louisiana Computing Carnival 2009 is an inaugurating event of a year-long activities focusing on our accomplishments in computing for 50 years, and our achievements in CACS for 25 years. More importantly, we will be introducing our future plans and strategies, “The Road to Excellence”, to keep our competitive edge. Here is how you can take part in this historical event:

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor - $2,500
Acknowledgment on LCC website with banner logo
Acknowledgment in the LCC program with logo
One banquet table for eight
Large sign in meeting locations
Large sign at banquet
Announcement acknowledging sponsor during appropriate event

Gold Sponsor - $1,500
Acknowledgment on LCC website with thumbnail logo
Acknowledgment in the LCC program with logo
One banquet table for eight
Include Logo in list of Gold sponsors at meeting locations

Silver Sponsor - $1,000
Acknowledgment on LCC website
Acknowledgment in the LCC program
Four Banquet tickets

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