I agree with the fact that the time line for submitting a speaker request form is too soon for the speaker to know exactly what they will be talking about. I was in Boston, and found that the titles and descriptions of at least 3 or four sessions were misleading. I was expecting one thing, and they completely changed their program, because "something new was out."
I think that there need to be a way for you to modify this, so the attendees are not misled about the session, and might even possibly choose a different one because it doesn't meet their needs. My two ticketed sessions were that way. I was really disappointed in those two sessions.
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 > >