Extending mini-talks into the evening
What we've decided to do is to keep the podcast recorders and the presentation monitor powered up Tuesday night, allowing the mini-talks to continue through the "Pavilion Reception" period that runs from 6:30 to 8:00, and which features free food and drink in between the many booths. This allows us to add three more talks, with heavy foot traffic and perhaps more background noise, so it may be the ideal time for certain types of talks or speakers (audience interactive, demo-driven, whatever... surprise us!)
We also asked some speakers and topics who had multiple spots to consolidate, so that freed up a few more spots. As of Monday morning, there are now five free spots on the schedule, so if you missed out on getting your mini-talk posted, you now have a chance. Of course, remember to follow the instructions when submitting your mini-talks, as talks without proper abstracts or speaker bios will be deleted...
...and if that happens, there will be more free spots to fill, so even if you miss out today or aren't sure you want to do a mini-talk, check back over the next few weeks.
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