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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">Dear colleagues<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif""><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">A few days ago I posted the MEI conference programme at
<a href="http://music-encoding.org/community/conference/tours17/program/">http://music-encoding.org/community/conference/tours17/program/</a> .<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">I am now delighted to say that full conference details, including how to register, are now available at the conference website of
<a href="https://mei2017.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/3">https://mei2017.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/3</a> .<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">Tours is a marvellous place to visit in any event, so with the added attraction of a lively MEI conference and the opportunity to meet others working in the field of music encoding,
 I hope you find the invitation to attend irresistible!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">My fellow programme committee members and colleagues in Tours have greatly enjoyed putting the programme together, and look forward to meeting you all very soon.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">If we can help or advise further, please let us know.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">Kind regards<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">Richard Chesser<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Garamond","serif"">Chair, Programme Committee<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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