Edward M. Corrado wrote:
> Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
>> I was thinking it would happen on a weekday. There would be more stuff going on here on campus, as well as give everybody a break from their normal work week. More specifically, I would suggest such an event take place on a Friday so the poeple who stayed over night would not have to take so many days off of work.
> While I'm not in the Midwest, I think that any of these type of one day,
> weekday, conferences are best done on a Monday or a Friday to allow for
> less time off of work. Sure there are some disadvantages if work wants
> to give you the travel days, but I could certainly sell 1 or 1.5 days
> off from work a lot easier then 2 or 3.
I agree with this. I don't mind attending conferences on weekends, and
if a conference is on a Monday or Friday, I can spend the one day of the
weekend traveling and the other exploring the city where the conference
is held. It's also a lot for convenient for with a working spouse (with
a limited amount of vacation time available) and a 6 year old son.
Of course, some trips ara a little more difficult to plan. Two weeks
from tomorrow I'll be taking a business trip which will consist of three
days of meetings, and five days devoted to travel. The trip will take
me to Paris, Johannesburg, South Africa and a little town in Tanzania