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Discussion: conferences

in: bun; bun > 2019-05-03

May 4, 2019 6:53 AM # 
Lizzie:
I thought they were all about eating (and drinking) and sleeping improperly?!
Impressed you're fitting in the runs too :)
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May 5, 2019 12:43 AM # 
bun:
Haha well so far I've done no eating and no drinking and no sleeping! So I must be doing it wrong...
But haha thanks, my runs haven't been very impressive though!
May 5, 2019 8:32 AM # 
Lizzie:
I think the bit you're doing wrong is going to all the sessions?! And/or not sleeping theough the sessio s!

Pro conference goers go to one session a day max ;) then there's more time for eating/drinking/running.
May 5, 2019 10:14 AM # 
bun:
Hahah you're right! Ok, today I'll go to just one session and bring my pillow for a nap ;)
May 8, 2019 10:56 PM # 
blairtrewin:
My experience is also that North American conferences start disturbingly early in the day.

Was once leading the scheduling committee for a conference. The way things worked out, we needed to schedule one day to start 30 minutes later than the other days. I took a unilateral decision to make that day the Thursday because that was my (and Andy Hogg's) long run day.
May 9, 2019 2:30 AM # 
jennycas:
Do North American conferences also not feed people?
May 9, 2019 4:15 AM # 
bun:
Yeah sessions started at 7am and then finished at 8.30pm or so! Not sure how many people are silly enough to do all sessions though ... ;)

And there was tea and coffee and sometimes cookies, but no real food! They obviously put the $1000 registration fee to good use...
May 9, 2019 11:15 AM # 
blairtrewin:
From my experience conference venues charge like wounded bulls for lunches - from memory, the last time I organised they wanted something like $50 a head, and that was 7-8 years ago.
May 9, 2019 3:12 PM # 
Lizzie:
Free beer at least?
May 10, 2019 5:35 PM # 
bun:
I think there was free wine in the evenings! So that's something haha

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