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Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.

From: Greg Madey
Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 13:12:09 -0400


1) We've been advertising the Wednesday tutorials as "evening only". If you want to start at 2:00, we can do it, but will need to revise our online materials.

2) On Sunday, we may not be able to go beyond 6:00, as the work crew will have to come it to prepare the facility for a Monday morning conference. Of course we could move to another room somewhere on campus. The other issue with going into Sunday evening is that our "block of hotel and dorm rooms" don't extent into Sunday night (might not be a big problem because most people will leave by sunday).

4) Another option: Saturday evening could be used for a Swarm tutorial?

5) Also, we've been advertising all day Sunday for tutorials. If we extend the tutorials into Sunday evening or add a Saturday evening tutorial, we will have to update the web pages.

6) Paul & SwarmFest Organizing committee: how does a Swarm tutorial Saturday evening sound?


On May 4, 2006, at 12:39 PM, North, Michael wrote:


Bill and I have developing the following tutorial schedule:

NAACSOS Tutorials (Wednesday, 6/21/2006):
                2:00 PM to 5:00 PM NetLogo
                5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Dinner Break
                6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Repast

SwarmFest Tutorials (Sunday, 6/25/2006):
                9:00 AM    to 12:00 Noon NetLogo
                12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM    Lunch Break
                1:30 PM    to 4:30 PM    Repast
                4:30 PM    to 5:30 PM    Dinner Break
                5:30 PM    to 8:30 PM    Swarm (If Arranged Separately)


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Subject: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.

OK, my email seems to work again now and Greg is pushing us to get
things settled.

1. Speakers: This is where we are farthest behind. Greg says that
NAACSOS has recruited two speakers, one of whom would be on the day
(Friday) that overlaps with us. They are Les Gasser (U. Illinois;
http://www.isrl.uiuc.edu/~gasser/) and Steve Banks (I have to confess
I'm spacing on who he is).

What do people think of asking 3-4 not-so-famous people in various
domains to give a longer talk about their work and the state of the
in their field?
*Gary An informally agreed to do it for biomedicine;
*I would like to do it for ecology (if that's not too self-serving);
*Perhaps Steve Lansing (anthropologist; partly because he's one of the
few SFI faculty actively interested in ABM);
*Perhaps an economist like Leah Tesfatsion

*Other suggestions please!

2. Registration and abstract submittal: We need to get people
registering, as the deadline is May 20. I will send out another
announcement, and I have updated the Swarm web site.

The deadline for abstract submittal is later than the registration
deadline, but we can promise people to approve their submittal before
May 20 if they request (if they need approval before registering and
making travel plans).

3. Classes: Which classes are when should be settled out soon. Mike
North and Bill Rand should be reporting in soon with the results of
their negotiation over when Repast and NetLogo classes are. Paul
(who is now on the SwarmFest email list) offered to teach Swarm, and I
think that should be on Sunday.

4. Overall schedule: Greg, are you making a schedule with everything
it, or should I start one? Maybe we should just put it on your
conference web site.


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