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        comp.lang.forth Frequently Asked Questions, part 6 of 6
                      Forth Groups & Organizations

                   Bradford J. Rodriguez, 14 Dec 1996

Please send additions, deletions, or changes to Brad Rodriguez,


Subject: Table of Contents

  [1] Forth Organizations
  [2] FIG Chapters
  [3] Forth Conferences

NOTE: this FAQ is in the early stages of construction.  Contributions
and suggestions are welcome.


Subject: [1] Forth Organizations

Forth Interest Group (FIG)             *** NEW ADDRESS! ***
   100 Dolores St, Suite 183
   Carmel CA, 93923 USA
   telephone: 408-373-6784 (408-37-FORTH)
   fax: 408-373-2845

   < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;

   Individual membership in FIG is US$45 per year (USA & Canada).
   (Canada air mail US$53/year; all other countries US$60 per year).
   Benefits include:
      * Six issues of Forth Dimensions;
      * 10% discount on FIG retail items (books, disks, etc.);
      * 10% discount on early FORML registration (prior to November 1);
      * Resume referral service for programmers seeking jobs;
      * Electronic services:
        - Resumes posted on FIG's web page
        - Free personal web page on (maximum size 100K)
        - Free email forwarding service at
        - FIG's vast FTP software library, including the Forth
          Scientific Library and much more
        - Access to FIG "members only" site and special interest groups
        - Discounted domain registration ($25 for members and $50 for
          non-members, plus actual Internic registration charges)
      * Contact with local Forth programmers through local chapters;
      * Support of the annual FORML conference.

   Corporate membership in FIG is $125 per year (inquire about foreign
   rates).  In addition to the above, corporate members receive:
      * Five copies of each issue of Forth Dimensions, providing useful
        Forth information for the whole Forth programming team;
      * Free corporate listing, with a 50-word description, in Forth
        Dimensions, to increase corporate visibility in the Forth
        community and aid in recruiting Forth programmers;
      * 10% discount on advertising rates for advertising products and
        services as well as recruiting ads;
      * A link from the FIG web site to a designated corporate web site,
        for better electronic access.

   Library membership in FIG is $125 per year (inquire about foreign
   rates).  Library members receive:
      * Forth Dimensions mailed bimonthly;
      * A complete set six Forth Dimensions mailed at the end of year;
      * A copy of the year's FORML proceedings.

   The UK Chapter of the Forth Interest Group publishes its own
   Forthwrite magazine 6 times a year, maintains an extensive lending
   library of books and periodicals (including Forth Dimensions, JOFAR
   and FORML) with a number of items on disk too.

   Meetings with invited speakers are held 4 times a year at the South
   Bank University, London.

   To join (at only 10 pounds a year, you can't afford not to :-)
   contact Doug Neale on 0181 542 2747 or by post to:
        58 Woodland Way
        SM4 4DS

Institute for Applied Forth Research
   70 Elmwood Avenue
   Rochester, NY  14611  USA
   telephone 716-235-0168

   Publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of Forth Application and
   Research, and holds the annual Rochester Forth Conference.

Association for Computing Machinery (SIGForth)
   ACM's Special Interest Group on Forth has been absorbed into ACM
   SIGPlan, the Special Interest Group on Programming Languages.


Subject: [2] FIG Chapters

[This section is under revision.  If you have information about an

  North Bay Chapter
    Meets monthly, 2nd Sat., at BMUG, 2055 Center Street, Berkeley (1/2
    block from Berkeley BART station).  Tutorial at noon, meeting at 1

  Maryland Chapter
    Meets monthly, third Sat., 1:00 PM, at the Johns Hopkins Applied
    Physics Lab, Columbia, MD.  From the intersection of U.S. 29 and
    Johns Hopkins Road, go west about 1/4 mile.  The Applied Physics Lab
    is on the right, marked by signs and a duck pond.  Usually the
    meeting is in the Kossiakoff Center.  If the Center is locked, the
    meeting will be in the cafeteria.  Contact Jet Thomas,

  Southern Ontario Chapter
    Meets quarterly, 1st Sat. of March/June/Dec., 2nd Sat. of Sept.,
    2 pm, at McMaster University, General Science Building, Rm. 301,
    Hamilton, Ontario.  NOTE: the meeting location may change soon.

    Maintains software library.

  see "FIG-UK" listing under "[1] Forth Organizations"


Subject: [3] Forth Conferences

Rochester Forth Conference
   The Rochester Forth Conference is held in (or near) the Eastern U.S.

EuroForth Conference
   The EuroForth Conference is held in various European countries,
   usually in late October or early November.  The 1996 conference is
   scheduled to be held October 4-7 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

FORML Conference
   The FORML Conference is held at the Asilomar Conference Center in
   California every November.  This year's conference will be November
   29 - December 1, 1996.  The theme is "Experimenting with the ANS
   Forth Standard."  Papers are currently being solicited; abstracts of
   approximately 100 words should be sent to FORML, P.O. Box 2154,

Other Forth conferences have been held in Australia and China.

Wed, 22 Sep 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
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 Relevant Pages 

1. comp.lang.forth FAQ: groups (7 Feb 1996), part 6/6

2. comp.lang.forth FAQ: groups (7 Feb 1996), part 6/6

3. comp.lang.forth FAQ: groups (7 Feb 1996), part 6/6

4. comp.lang.forth FAQ: groups (6 Jan 1996), part 6/6

5. comp.lang.forth FAQ: groups (20 Jan 1996), part 6/6

6. archives for comp.lang.forth and comp.lang.forth.mac

7. Forth Programming Language FAQ: Part 6 of 6, Forth Groups

8. Forth Programming Language FAQ: Part 6 of 6, Forth Groups

9. comp.lang.forth FAQ: General Information (Part 1 of 6)

10. comp.lang.forth FAQ: books (15 June 1996), part 5/6

11. comp.lang.forth FAQ: systems (1 May 1996), part 4/6


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