I need to pick a seminar/conference/class/training/whatever for work to attend within the next 6 months or so, I have until 10PM to choose, and I have no idea where or what the cool stuff is. It should be at least tangentially related to my job as a Unix Systems Engineer/Python Guy, and preferably within the Northeast (NYC is where I'm located), although feel free to recommend anywhere in the US. [more inside]
Sightseeing during conferences. Would you do this? [more inside]
I am seeking personal recommendations for telephone conference call systems/services/companies. Specific features needed are detailed below. [more inside]
Unusual places in Manhattan to take a group of scientists for dinner? Longer version inside. [more inside]
Large conference room; polycom Soundstation VTX1000. Sounds great if you're in the room...lousy if you're calling. Help! [more inside]
What would you do with a 47'x47' room to bring in revenue? [more inside]
Can you help me find loot for my mystery fiction conference loot bags? I'm helping to organize this conference in Ottawa. It's standard practice to ask publishers for books and I'm told they usually come through. But I'm not having any luck. [more inside]
Presidential trivia fight : Eisenhower or Kennedy? [more inside]
Help me learn more about video conferencing and the equipment I'll need. [more inside]
Is there anywhere in LA to host a video-conference for 30, or even 50, people? [more inside]
How can I get myself invited to speak on panels at conferences? [more inside]
What are some good, high-level, invitation only conferences for someone on the board of a large-cap, publicly traded company in the retail/consumer goods industry? [more inside]
What do you wish you had known before your first academic conference? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any Europe based composers who are concerned with the relation between music and emotions, and who would also be good conference speakers? [more inside]
Is it worth the money to go to the Gel conference? I went last year and found it really inspiring, and it helped me generate some fresh thinking in my work. But my brother pointed out a much cheaper conference with similar stature speakers that he found inspiring: NY Times Small Business Summit. [more inside]
As a senior-level science PhD student, how do I find an academic conference to go to? And how do I know if a conference is going to be suitable, both it for me and vice versa? [more inside]
Austin hotels for SXSW (music festival)? [more inside]
Webinar solution built on Rails? [more inside]
Volunteering at conference: How to talk to an exhibitor about a interview and how to approach a VIP?
Two related questions about an upcoming industry conference I'm volunteering at. First concerning talking to an exhibitor I interviewed with recently but haven't heard an offer or rejection from. Second is about approaching a speaker at the conference I really look up to. More inside ... [more inside]
Job interview via video conference - How to? [more inside]
Large group conference, need to display transcribed thoughts on a wall for everyone to see. [more inside]
In Manhattan: affordable evening and/or weekend meeting room rental, by the hour / by the day? [more inside]
Affordable conference/retreat facilities in Southern California? [more inside]
Why would a laptop+conference projection thing make MS office docs expand? [more inside]
NYCFilter: What are some good venues (600-1000 seated theater style) in Manhattan and Brooklyn? [more inside]
I'd like to send my favorite cousin to an NYC-area conference for a college graduation present. [more inside]
What are the most interesting conferences related to technology/Internet law or policy? You can include things that are tangentially related but would still be very helpful or cool to attend for someone interested in this area (e.g. Defcon).
I've been asked to set up a panel for a conference many people in my field will be attending in June. [more inside]
I'm organizing a scientific meeting that will be held in late April. The attendees will be astronomers with a mathematical bent. We'd like to give them a "free" gift, but not the usual T-shirts and mugs. We thought of flash drives, but attendees probably have one already. Please give me your suggestions. Difficulty: (1) Can't spend more than $20/person. (2) Must have room for logos of five sponsors.
My company has an upcoming three-day conference for its analytics (aka market research or data insights) department, and we need a theme of some sort. We'll be holding it on a college campus in Philadelphia. The topics are very broad and it's hard to hone in on one topic, which is why I'm having some trouble coming up with something. Ideally, this will be short and sweet and, hopefully, a tad funny. Sky's the limit in terms of titles! [more inside]
I've been invited to speak at an event - for an entire hour. How can I keep the audience awake? [more inside]
We are looking at the idea of using a flat-panel TV in our new conference room at work in lieu of a projector. The advantages of this would be that A) we could keep our existing lighting system, and B) it would look classier. Are there disadvantages to a setup this? Problems? Gotchas? And what kind of hardware should I be looking at? [more inside]
I'm in charge of our website. Now what? [more inside]
I'm posting this on behalf of a teacher friend of mine who wants your ideas: A university is developing an initiative in which pairs of professors, across disciplines, will meet up with small groups of first year students during their second semester to discuss themes of interest and promote intellectual engagement. These informal meetings will occur at least four times over a couple of months and can take place anywhere: in seminar rooms, in a dorm lounge, at a restaurant, at a professor's home, at an art gallery. So, what do we call these? [more inside]
I'm going to my first conference and am looking for some general tips/advice from veteran conference goers [more inside]
I'm trying to plan a trip to Macworld but can't find the date of the keynote. Is it always on monday?
How do you organize a conference? [more inside]
I need a cheap, semi-professional place to hold a week-long conference for college students in late March or early April 2008. We usually hold them over the summer on college campuses and stay in the dorms, but since this one is during the school year, students are living in the dorms, so I can't find a college willing to rent us space. The conference is for about 70 people. Help! [more inside]
Is there a comprehensive list/lists of technical conferences that take place around the country. Specifically, ones that are not a marketing gimmick for corporate sponsors but are more catered toward workshops, technology interchange, learning. [more inside]
Is there a job that will pay me to attend workshops and conferences? Where can I find such a job? [more inside]
I wish to make conference with webcam and microphone involving several persons from various languages and culture: [more inside]
George W had a press conference today. How can I get the whole thing unedited in a mac friendly format? [more inside]
Planning a professional conference for 300 or so instruction librarians and looking for innovative session formats or other structured interactions to engage participants. Have you run across any unusual and effective conference session formats or activities? [more inside]
If you could pick a special event activity at a large technology conference, what would it be?
I'm finally going to a developer conference! What do I bring? [more inside]
I enjoy tech conference podcasts like the excellent archives offered by those offered by the future of web apps folks. Curious if anyone wants to share bookmarks of similar good stuff?
What is the best web conference: teleconference plus desktop / browser sharing system out there? [more inside]
Is it creepy to contact an old HS teacher about a parent conference that happened almost 8 years ago? [more inside]
What are good sources of information to find a corporate conference planner ? [more inside]
We are thinking of hosting a small (around 100 people) scientific conference in Colorado some time in April-June 2008. Our office in Boulder doesn't have a room that's big enough. A colleague suggested holding the meeting in Steamboat Springs, but Steamboat is three hours' drive away. I'd prefer something equally scenic but closer to Boulder/Denver. Any suggestions? Thanks!