I disagree. You need to meet the needs of the people attending the sessions, and it the title is too generic they might miss something that they wanted to see, or they might be disappointed that the title didn't really describe the session.
On Tue, 11 Apr 1995, Linda Coutts wrote:
> Michelle, > > I understand what you mean about having to give a description and title > to your talk a year in advance. I've begun using a generic tittle that > might fit just about anything that I feel is current. > > later..... > > Linda Coutts e-mail address: email@example.com > Coordinator Elementary Mathematics > Columbia Public Schools Voice: (314) 886-2233 > 1206 E. Walnut St FAX: (314) 886-2078 > Columbia, MO 65201 > > On Tue, 11 Apr 1995 Michelle@edc.org wrote: > > > > > _______________________________________________________________________________ > > Subject: 1996 National Meeting > > From: Ben Sultenfuss <F_SULTENFU@TITAN.SFASU.EDU> at internet > > Date: 4/11/95 9:05 AM > > > > >Where and When will the 1996 National Meeting be held? > > > > As stated in an earlier message, the 1996 National Meeting will be > > held in San Diego, CA. The dates are April 25-28. > > > > Now, *before* the NCTM conference in Boston this year, I had to > > send in my speaker response form for *next year's* conference. > > That means that over one year in advance, I had to finalize the > > title and description of my talk. Does this seem crazy to anyone > > but me? I know that it's time-consuming to put these things > > together, but there is no way we're hearing about new > > research/curriculum/materials in the sessions if that's the > > only way to get on the program. > > > > (Of course, the exhibits are much more current. Which is why I spend > > most of my time there and only attend one or two sessions---other than > > my own---each conference.) > > > > Comments? > > > > -michelle > > > > -- > > Michelle Manes > > Education Development Center, Inc. > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > >