On 11/28/2012 1:16 PM, Cary Gordon wrote:
> Well, this is the fundamental problem, innit?
> I have little doubt that a fully curated program would be more
> interesting to more attendees than the current system. It would also,
> presumably, be more diverse. The problems are:
> a) The program committee would need to fairly vet all the proposals,
> and recruit presenters to offer subjects that are desired, but aren't
> proposed. This would be a non-trivial bit of work.
> b) Program committee members would need a good supply of sling and
> arrow repellant and an exceedingly thick skin.
+1 to the challenges Cary presents. Having faced both of these as LITA
Program Planning Chair, it's definitely non-trivial. That being said,
the work is certainly worth the effort.
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