I would say, yes, it's because we limit the number of presentations.
(Though in reality, I wasn't part of the older discussions).
I'd be against limiting up front because people can propose to talk
about very different topics that may be of interest to the community.
For example, these are the two proposals that I sent in this year:
* Making the Web Accessible through Solid Design
* Getting People to What They Need Fast! A Wayfinding Tool to Locate
Books & Much More
Neither made the cut, but I would say that's beside the point.
How often do people send in more than two proposals anyway?
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:15 AM, Kevin S. Clarke <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Curious about the no limit on number of proposals per person. I know
> we've discussed this before, but I don't remember the reasoning for
> this decision. Is it just that we limit in the actual presentation (1
> presentation max per person) so various proposals are okay? Why not
> just limit up front?
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM, Cynthia Ng <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I'm really glad to see this discussion continuing. It seems like
>> there's a good amount of support for at least giving a certain amount
>> of sessions over for the program committee to decide.
>> At 15%, we'd be looking at 3-4 slots reserved for the program
>> committee (whoever that might be next year) to do with as they wish.
>> If there's no opposition, I'd still like to propose giving the
>> committee the flexibility to use those slots to "diversify" the
>> program, one major consideration being first time presenters, but not
>> being an absolute requirement.
>> As of right now, we are still sticking to these limits, and I'd be in
>> favour of keeping it
>> * 1 presentation max per person (not including pre-conf)
>> * 2 presenters max per presentation
>> * No limit on number of proposals per person
>> Agreed: presenter anonymity--