[AG-TECH] Temporary Node Location Advice

Rick Stevens stevens at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Jun 19 08:47:37 CDT 2001

Hi Marty:

I'm very interested in finding out more about the conference you
are planning.. do you have some pointers to any information about
it ?


At 05:33 PM 6/15/2001 -0500, Marty Hoag wrote:
>    We have a group on campus that is very excited about using the
>Access Grid for a "First Virtual Conference on Genomics and
>Bioinformatics", probably during a couple days in mid-October, 2001.
>They recently had a one hour presentation on some microarray
>equipment and were impressed with the ability for interaction.
>They have several well known scientists in the field lined up and will
>also be calling for peer reviewed talks and perhaps even do virtual
>post sessions.  They are considering allowing presenters to present
>from remote locations as well as locally (assuming other nodes are
>interested in participating ;-).
>    We have participated in several events like this and I know they
>are a lot of work.  Besides the normal organizational issues we would
>have to move our node to the location or build or borrow a portable
>    I found good presentations by Jennifer and Russ on the ANL
>workshop pages on roles and things to know.  But if others of you
>have suggestions, have portable nodes you'd be willing to lend, rent,
>or share pictures and designs of, etc. please let me know or point me
>to a relevant URL.
>    As far as handling remote audiences I think the easiest thing to do
>would be for each location to have a local arrangements web site which
>is linked from a central site for the event (I know OSC has used this
>technique for a couple events).  Does that work ok?  Any hints on
>making that easier?
>    Any suggestions or pointers would be appreciated (including "get
>your head examined" ;-).
>    I will post a virtual venue registration request once we know the
>exact dates but if any of you are particularly interested in this topic
>feel free to drop me a note.
>    Thanks!   Marty

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