On Nov 28, 2012, at 8:53 AM, Cynthia Ng <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> How often do people send in more than two proposals anyway?
A lot. A whole lot.
That said, I don't think we should limit this. If the program committee is comfortable with weeding the second (third, fourth!) elected proposals out in favor of the next most popular presentations, I don't see the problem.
FWIW, we have done this since the very first conference (Casey Durfee, I think, had two proposals voted in and we asked him to choose one and let the next highest vote getter in).
> 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--