Fwd: RE: AG at SC00

Rick Stevens stevens at mcs.anl.gov
Fri Oct 6 10:13:39 CDT 2000


This is excellent.. we definitely want to encourage as much of this as
possible.  I'm asking Mary Fritsch to start assembling a master calendar
of AG events that can be shared.  I would be good for groups to proceed
to make reservations for AG venues in the normal fashion and for
sites to indicate which events they are planning to host and which they
are interested in participating etc.  Lets start lining up as many things
as possible.  We definitely will be hosting a US<->EU event during the
conference and would like to get some broad participation in that. more
details to follow..

I'd like to hear from other site what they are thinking too.


On Thu, 5 Oct 2000, Jennifer Teig von Hoffman wrote:

> Hi Rick,
> I haven't heard anything about this in a while, and was wondering where
> things stand at this point. We're getting ready to organize the BU booth
> schedule, and of course we want to participate in as many AG-based
> activities as possible.
> BU is planning to have some of our scientists talk about their work, from
> the AG node at BU. We don't yet have a list of confirmed speakers or a
> schedule, but hope to shortly.
> Also, we're planning to invite the local BU community to come to the BU AG
> node at BU during SC to watch demos, attend BOFs, etc -- basically
> whatever is available over the AG.
> Are you still looking for people/groups to get involved in organizing
> things? If there hasn't already been a meeting to sort things out, I think
> it would be a great idea to have one.
> - Jennifer
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Rick Stevens wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Here is a summary of various ideas that have been proposed for AG events
> > at SC00.  I'd like to get some additional input from the various groups
> > that have suggested activities and in particular confirmations from groups
> > that plan to have AG nodes at SC00 and/or up and running during the SC00
> > conference and that may be planning "private events".
> > 
> > Several groups have proposed roving reporters.. with wearables
> > etc.  This has been tried several times (first time I'm aware of was back
> > many years ago in Minneapolis, I forgot the year) in the past and after the 
> > first
> > hour or so, the technology novelty wears off and people have to focus
> > on being reporters so it would be great to line up people that have
> > an interest in collecting stories and interviews in addition to showing
> > off the tech.
> > 
> > Given the short deadline to SC it is important that groups commit soon to
> > activities they are willing to lead.  Perhaps we should schedule an AG
> > discussion on Friday to try to reach consensus on a plan for the SC week.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > 
> > --Rick

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