Annie (and others in similar straits), I'd recommend writing travel money for presentations into the grant applications or contract proposals, if possible. I believe that funding agencies should want to support dissemination about products developed with their monies. I have had success with a number of different funding agencies in this regard, although I am aware that some preclude such travel. But I also thought the exhibit idea worked well--Key Curriculum was the very first place I visited Thursday morning, and I went there precisely because you had indicated via NCTM-l-Boston that you'd be there with the yellow ribbons! :) It is also the case that there are shorter lead times for talks and poster sessions at the NCSM, which meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, than for the NCTM. Perhaps that would be a possibility for you in San Diego.
Ron Ward/Western Washington U/Bellingham, WA 98225 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wed, 12 Apr 1995, Annie Fetter wrote:
> Just one person's perspective on it - Ed's right, but now let me present my > dilemma. > > >I don't find the lead time to be a problem and agree with those who have > >pointed out strategies to inject current issues into preplanned sessions. > >Program committees are very concerned about having up-to-date sessions and > >make efforts to enlist speakers capable of adapting their presentations. > > A number of people asked me why I wasn't speaking/presenting about The > Geometry Forum. Mainly because of the lead time. It's very hard to tell, > with a grant-based project that employs one full-time person, what we'll be > doing a year in advance. For next year, for instance, we don't even know > if we'll have any money to do anything, much less travel to San Diego. So > it's easier for us (and we're lucky to be able) to hang with someone in the > exhibit hall and hope to reach as many people as possible. > > So how do I work around that? Take my chances and push my luck? > > -Annie > > >