To my half dozen readers, sorry for the lack of posts recently. I have been quite busy making the final preparations for the International Conference on International Borders and Migration. I originally referred to this event as the Big Idea, but now I think the World's Smallest Academic Conference might be more accurate. Initially 18 people expressed interest in the conference. I then had an 80% drop out rate including four in the last two months. I am particularly dismayed that everybody from the University of Arizona in Tucson dropped out in January. Fortunately, the remaining four participants including myself cannot drop out at this point. I have rented the hall and publicly committed myself to the conference. The other three people have all made their travel and lodging arrangements. So next week there will be a conference.