Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Conference!

This conference is so fun. I know enough people that I can socialize and network to have a great time. I've seen a few potential tenure letter writers (PTLW) and I've been able to pick their brains. They are all supportive. One PTLW told me that they had reviewed a grant of mine and though that it was great!! I hope it gets awarded.

My talk is on a day and time that no one will be attending, so the pressure is mostly off. Its fun fun fun. Weeee.

I remember being graduate student at these conferences, and feeling lonely because I didn't know so many people. It's all different now.


Schlupp said...

Are you at the conference where they have a boat hanging in the convention center?

Janus Professor said...

yes :)

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Anonymous said...

I just realized I know you, J! Is your birthday at the end of August?

That's ok, your identity is safe with me. I like your blog - keep up the good work!

I hope your department survives and you are back to being happy again.

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Anonymous said...

I was at that conference too (they also have a huge pendulum in the convention centre, right?) and got the impression that there's no way of meeting anyone you know unless you either stalk them at their talk or arrange to meet them beforehand. So I am in two minds about this conference: it is useful for meeting people whose names you know, but the chances of accidentally meeting anyone new and in a field even remotely related to yours are, well, remote. Which is not the case at smaller conferences.