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October 01, 2007

Conferences

Pete has posted a personal conferences wishlist. Quite frankly I wonder if we should actually make some sort of manifesto, before the planet drowns under the weight of corporate-sponsored bags, freebie CDs, and other conference spam.

I'd like to also note Pete's comment about conference programmes - I've been to two large events in the past few months where I've had to cross-reference a code from one sheet onto session titles on another in order to figure out where I want to go. And in each case I've lost one of the sheets partway through and had to proceed via guesswork.

+1 on the public transport issue, too. It really bugs me when I see the queue of taxis all going to the train station/airport from the venue.

In case anyone does fancy creating a manifesto, here's an icon for you:

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