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Dyalog Conferences

Postby kai on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:58 pm

Regarding the quality of talks I found Boston the best conference for quite a while. However, maybe things can get even better by making a change.

I wonder if it would make sense to present relatively elaborate abstracts very early, like now for next year's conference, and to ask the public whether they find a topic interesting or not.

That would allow Dyalog to compile a proper ranking including the possibility of abandoning talks almost nobody is interested in. It would also allow proper scheduling so that everybody can take part in the most popular talks.
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Re: Dyalog Conferences

Postby Dick Bowman on Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:09 pm

Not having been to a conference for a while I may not be the best person to comment, but off I go anyway...

One reason I stopped going was because I got bored with the format; I'm not keen on sitting listening to talks.

What I'd like to see is a format that has a lot more participation to it, where people can propose new ideas which we can discuss/refine/rubbish. As one of my heroes from the outside world once put it - the event has failed if the walls are still standing afterwards.

I've floated a few of my concepts to various people in recent years - usually too late to have them put into effect. And this sort of thing may not sit too easily with Dyalog's need (I'm assuming here) to have a showcase which shows how great things are.

But if anyone wants to conscript me into discussions of potential conference format, let me know.
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