Schedule Release Policy
It might seem unusual that we do not publish the detailed speaker and poster schedule before the meeting, unlike nearly every other conference. This page explains the reasoning behind our long-standing policy.
To encourage participants to attend the entire event, the detailed schedule is not announced until the start of the conference, at the Welcome Reception. Releasing the schedule beforehand would encourage attendees to come-and-go quickly; such transience discourages participation. By not pre-publishing the schedule, we ensure that attendees stay for the entire conference and have time to build familiarity with other participants. Familiarity in turn promotes interaction, discussion, and unusually high levels of engagement. Full participation is the foundation on which we build a forum where lasting professional relationships are established, one of the primary goals of the conference.
Relatedly, if you've noticed a pattern in the poster sessions at previous AREADNE meetings, please be aware that the method for session assignment will be quite different for 2012, making it no longer possible to estimate which day a given poster will be presented.
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