[AG-TECH] Beer

Don Morton morton at cs.umt.edu
Wed Jan 16 17:08:53 CST 2002

   First Annual Access Grid Symposium on Beerology

            Friday, 15 February 2002
            Time:  Early morning western North America
                   Late morning eastern North America
                   Late afternoon Europe     

            Call for Participation

Organizers:   Don Morton, U. Montana
              Crysta Metcalf, Motorola Labs

In an effort to explore how we can go about "Having Fun Over the AG,"
an informal Access Grid symposium dedicated to the discussion of Beer
will be delivered on 15 February.  This activity will be utilized as
the basis for a panel/discussion session proposal being submitted to
the AG Retreat Organizing Committee.

This particular symposium will be dedicated to the dissemination
of various bits of pertinent information and folk wisdom related
to, you guessed it, Beer.  Most importantly, this forum will 
emphasize having fun in an informal setting on the Access Grid,
and will be critiqued afterwards in its successes and failures in 
achieving this goal.

We anticipate a roughly 4-hour symposium, and are now soliciting
proposals for presentations of roughly 10-20 minutes in length.
Areas of interest include, but are not necessarily limited to:

- History of Beer
- Anatomy of Beer
- Beer Tasting (aka You Too Can Be a Beer Snob)
- How to Brew Your Own Beer
- How to Create A Brand New Beer Called AG Beer
- Favorite and Funniest Beer Brewing Stories (e.g. How you fell into 
  your vat of beer and how it improved the taste)
- Favorite Beer Drinking Stories (let's keep this "a little" on 
  the clean side :)
- Favorite Beer Drinking Games 
- Physiological Effects of Beer Drinking
- Post Beer Drinking Activities (i.e. How Best to Deal With the
  "Morning After")


Rules and Regulations

- Please submit presentation ideas by close of business, Wednesday,
  6 February 2002 to Don Morton at morton at cs.umt.edu

  Submission Guidelines

  - Any proposed title without the word "Beer" in it will be rejected

  - Acceptance/Rejection decisions will be made by Saturday, 9 February
  - Decisions on acceptance/rejection will be made by the organizing
    committee while under the influence of, you guessed it, Beer.

  - Bribes in the form of beer will greatly enhance your chances of
    acceptance.  No IOU's - please ship to

             Don Morton
             Department of Computer Science
             The University of Montana
             Missoula, Montana 59812

     Please pack carefully - bribes that come in the form of broken
     bottles will negatively affect your chances of acceptance.
Presentation Guidelines

- No power point slides!  This is meant to be informal and, believe it
  or not, will serve as the basis for a very sophisticated study in
  how folks can have FUN on the Access Grid - when was the last time
  you had FUN watching power point slides??  Moreover, given that some
  sites will likely have beer locally, do we REALLY want to be trusting
  node ops to get these slides all synchronized correctly??  

- Exceptions to the above guideline will be granted to those who merely
  want to show pictures (e.g. brewing equipment, home brewer falling into
  equipment, etc., etc.).  In fact, the use of pictures is highly 
  encouraged - the use of text is highly discouraged - informality is

- Behave - remember, you will be subjects of the Earth's first "study" on
  how folks can discuss Beer over the Access Grid.  Our intent is to
  present and discuss this material at the Access Grid Retreat (assuming
  the AG Retreat Organizing Committee can be bribed with Beer) - do you
  REALLY want us talking about your misbehavior in such a public forum?

- Have FUN!!!

Don Morton                   http://MRoCCS.cs.umt.edu/~morton/
Department of Computer Science       The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812 | Voice (406) 243-4975 | Fax (406) 243-5139

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