Saturday, March 03, 2007

Conference Organizing

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.

5 comments:

Anna said...

Otto, When and where is your conference? Anna

J. Otto Pohl said...

Anna it is next Saturday, 10 March 2007, from 9am to 5pm with a long break for lunch. The conference will take place at the Arivaca Community Center on Universal Ranch Road in Arivaca Arizona. I have a few posts up on it in the archives.

Susan said...

Hope the conference goes really well.

J. Otto Pohl said...

Thanks Susan it is certainly using enough of my time and energy recently.

Vilhelm Konnander said...

Dear Otto,

Don't worry about momentarily not posting on your blog. You obviously have more pressing issues on your mind at the moment! I'm sorry for the dropouts, but want to wish you the best of luck for your upcoming conference.

Yours,

Vilhelm