When will D1 be finished?

BCS none at anon.com
Tue May 12 18:13:58 PDT 2009

Hello Brad,
> Two or whatever years ago, I was _lucky_ to get enough speakers to
> justify having the conference.  I see no reason to expect that there
> will suddenly be a wealth of them such that proposed talks could be
> rejected.  That'd be a wonderful place to be.

Tell someone they might not be good enough and sometime they will be even 
more willing to try.

> Given the cost of attendance (airfare, lodging, etc), I'm reluctant to
> put additional barriers in place.  But I wouldn't say no to the idea.
> I'll point out that last year some of the speakers who couldn't have
> otherwise attended were assisted flown in.  What you're really saying
> is that there needs to be a budget.  That doesn't imply cost to
> attend, though it would certainly help.

If $20 keeps someone out, they aren't that interested in the first place

> I agree.  I love panel discussions as they become actual discussions
> rather than presentations with Q/A sprinkled in or after.

Something over food would be really cool! Kinda like the dinner in the middle 
of that 1st conference but less spread out.

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