Personally, I like the idea of being able to propose as many talks as you want but only give one of them. Many of us have several projects we're working on at any given time. Some of these might be of interest to the community and some not. This way I can let people know what I'm working on and allow the audience to tell me what they actually want to hear about.
I hope it's okay to admit this, but it's also been my personal hedging strategy for making sure there are at least a few women on stage. Two of our tiny number of women speakers for 2013 will appear thanks to that policy.
On Nov 28, 2012, at 5:15 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--