10th Annual Midwest Animators Conference: Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2002, Downers Grove (suburban Chicago), Illinois USA. Sponsored by ASIFA Central, the conference features speakers who focus on various aspects of animation production. The emphasis for many of the presenters is the personal and artistic influences in their work. Another feature of the conference is screenings of various animations as well as open screenings for attendees to show their work. The winning student entry of the HVH World Peace Storyboard and Animation Competition is screened and the new winner is announced. The event is a great opportunity to meet kindred spirits, renew old acquaintances, make new contacts and recharge the creative batteries. The atmosphere is low-key and laid-back. Advance registration is between October 1 and March 2. General admission is $75, $55 for students, and $50 for ASIFA members. Late registration is from March 2 through April 15. On-site registration is available based on availability. Lodging is seperate from the cost of admission. On-site lodging is $99 per night for single to triple occupancy and $109 for four. Rooms are all suites with living room and kitchenette. Amenities include pool, fitness center, lounge and restaurants. Other lodging choices are available near the conference site. The conference is near major highways and airport. County forest preserves and the renowned Morton Arboretum are nearby. For more information, contact: Mary Lou Haynes at ASIFA Central, PMB 324, 3400 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655, USA; Tel.: 773-779-1017; Fax: 508-445-5924; Email: email@example.com; Web: http://www.asifa.org/animate/.