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Some very interesting goings-on already.
First, they're holding Comic-Con at the same time here in Long Beach. Comic-Con is in Exhibit Hall A, ASA-CSSA-SSSA is in Exhibit Hall B. I feel the pull to enter Exhibit Hall A, but they tell me I'm too nerdy to enter ... oh, and that I don't have the right badge for admittance either. Phooey.
Second, shame on the Hyatt Regency. I arrive at 2PM, and they tell me that they were booked to capacity yesterday and they're still cleaning rooms. The lady at the desk complains that we're all arriving early. I ask her what time the hotels official check-in time is, and she tells me they don't have one. Question: If you don't have an official check-in time, how can you state that I've arrived early?
Monday is packed full. I'm going to make it a point to attend at least one "early career" talk, probably the one dealing with juggling work and home, but Monday is heavy on the microbial work (especially topics dealing with -omics) and I really want to attend as many of them as I can.
I have a meeting tonight, and it runs concurrently with the opening talk. Actually it runs an hour past the opening talk, which means I'll be attending only the last half of my meeting. Also, why schedule division meetings towards the back end of the conference? By the time my division meets, I'll be halfway across the country going home.
Well the Hyatt just called, which means my room is ready. I guess we're now all officially "on time".
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Welcome to conference hell, ours was smart and put a lot of our special interest group meetings the first day or so. Love Comic-Con, Hall A calls for you.
Hahaha.. hmm I find it oddly convenient that suddenly a hotel has no official check in time.. anyone else..?