FROM: Jack Selzer, RSA Conference Planner
TO: RSA Conference Participants
DATE: March 11, 2010
Since Michael Leff's death on February 5 I have been putting together the details of the program for RSA 2010 in Minneapolis. On the one hand, it's been a challenge: filling in for Mike is an impossible task. On the other hand, it's been a pleasure: Mike's colleagues at Memphis, particularly Camisha Smith, Melody Lehn, and Mark Nagle, have been resourceful and completely dedicated to putting together the event that Mike would have wanted; and getting an advance peek at what conference presenters have put forward makes me confident that this will be RSA's finest meeting--truly an outstanding intellectual and professional event. Thank you for the proposals you sent in.
So that you can make plans, travel and otherwise, for the conference, I wanted you to see a rough draft of how the program is shaping up. Let me emphasize the words rough draft: some parts of the conference program are still under construction, and I'm certain that some errors have crept in here and there. (Please let us know if you see one of those errors! To do so, email our conference assistant, Melody Lehn: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
I am not prepared to show you a typed version of the program yet; typing it (after the kinks are worked out) is our next big job (one that I hope to complete for your inspection by the end of March). What I can offer you now is an indication of where your session has been placed on the program. If you CLICK HERE, you will see the draft program. The program will open in PDF format; use the "Find" function, located at the top of the page, to locate your name. Be sure to search the entire spreadsheet if you expect to be scheduled on more than one session.
This way you will find the session to which you have been assigned, including the date and time of your session. You can also search for other names or session numbers if your curiosity strikes you. (Pay no attention to the notations about "not yet paid" because these are not necessarily accurate at all; and pay no attention to comments like "No chair" or "No respondent" because those are just aids to us in the next step of preparations and do not require action by you.)
Some important things to note and to keep in mind:
Let me conclude by asking for your patience and good will. I am aware that it would be best to have a finished and fully typed program for you to see right now, but I have chosen to offer at least this rough outline for your convenience at this time. As I say, my goal is to have a complete, more detailed, and more convenient to examine version for you by early April.
Overview of conference schedule:
Friday, May 28
RSA Board Meeting
12:15-1:45 Concurrent Sessions A (including first seminar meeting)
2:00-3:30 Concurrent Sessions B
3:45-5:15 Concurrent Sessions C
5:30 Opening Plenary (Sharon Crowley): Ballroom 1,2
6:30-8:00 Reception: Ballroom 3, 4
Saturday, May 29
8:30-10:00 Concurrent Sessions D (including Seminar Session #2)
10:15-11:45 Concurrent Sessions E (begin Research Network)
12:00-1:30 Concurrent Sessions F (complete Network)
1:45-3:15 Concurrent Sessions G
3:30-5:30 SuperSessions (session H)
5:45-7:30 Reception in Ballroom 3,4
Sunday, May 30
8:30-10:00 Concurrent Sessions I
10:15-11:45 Concurrent Sessions J
12:00-2:00 Conference Luncheon
2:15-3:45 Concurrent Sessions K
4:00-5:30 Concurrent Sessions L
5:45-7:00 Concurrent Sessions M
7:15-8:30 Graduate Student Business Meeting and Social.
8:30 or so Reception for International Attenders, sponsored by RSA and ISHR.
8:30-10:00 Session N
Monday, May 31
8:00-9:30 Concurrent Sessions O (including Seminar Session #3)
9:45-11:15 Concurrent Sessions P
11:30-1:00 Concurrent Sessions Q
1:00 Conference ends