Why not pick *nice* places for the Usenix conventions?
henry at zoo.toronto.edu
Tue Jun 25 02:00:03 AEST 1991
In article <1991Jun22.192721.11468 at ircam.fr> fingerhu at ircam.fr (Michel Fingerhut) writes:
>Now that I got your attention... I would much prefer Usenix to take place in
>the heart of a nice, populated city, with a convention center say, rather than
>in an isolated (i.e., suburbs) gigantic hotel which requires one to rent a car
>in order to go anywhere...
There is a problem in that Usenix is a rather big convention and the number
of places that can accommodate it is limited. (The limiting factor, I
believe, is adequate space for all the tutorials -- which are very important
both to the membership and to the conference finances.) This sharply
limits the choices.
>I understand that for some (obscure) reason international Usenix conventions
>have to be held in mainland USA (rather than in Canada or Mexico, say...
They've been in Canada in the past, and that may happen again. But it is
primarily a North American conference and the bulk of attendees are from
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