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How to set up rooms for conferences [Feb. 7th, 2014|03:08 pm]
Before leaving the office for a week, I'm organizing all my stacks of paper. Before I throw it out, here's a note I made at a conference:

How rooms ought to be set up for talks at conferences:

* All the rooms close to each other, so people can switch sessions

* At most 5 chairs between aisles

* Wider chairs (or spacing) - seats shoulder width apart for full-grown adults

* Robotic cattle prod attached to timer to guarantee talks end on time

* Magical cord-free laptop recharging thingy under each chair

Okay, I added the last two bullets later. But I think they're good ideas.

[User Picture]From: danthered
2014-02-08 10:34 pm (UTC)
Preach it!

And as I said last October in another forum, there should be a seven-word hard limit on paper titles. If you name your paper The Known Phantom Light Phenomenon in View of New and Existing Regulatory Approaches as well as Some Scientific Findings about the Optical Design and Simulation of Modern Automotive Lamps, why bother even writing the paper? Stand up, state the title, take a few questions, and sit back down.
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