June 24, 2010
Drats, No TR Legal Inmate Orange Jumpsuits Allowed in Denver
The June 2010 Annual Meeting Update reminds attendees that "recommended dress for the conference is business casual." Drats! Guess I better cancel my request for TR Legal orange jumpsuits from our county Sheriff's office. The update provides this link for tips on dealing with the effects of Denver's high altitude. Very useful. The page notes that at 5,280 feet above sea level, alcoholic beverages pack more of a wallop than at sea level. Considering the abysmal programming trend continues in Denver, that's a good thing.
Finding 2 or 3 programs to attend (and stay awake while attending) is a real task. I can't remember the last time interesting programs filled the day, even half a day; I usually end up attending some simply because a friend has to attend one and wants needs someone to sit nearby in case he or she starts nodding off like a bobblehead doll. If you need a waker-upper, just email me. Thankfully, BNA is sponsoring complimentary Wi-Fi in the meeting rooms, so multi-tasking will be available when the presentations lead to the urge to escape. Online Texas Hold'em anyone?
Like Caren Biberman, I go to AALL to talk with vendor reps face to face, troll the Exhibit Hall looking for new vendors and products that might be of interest and to touch base with other law librarians to compare notes, etc. Programming leaves plenty of time to do that. Perhaps unlike Caren, I also look over the programming every year to see how I can cut at least one day, if not more, out of the trip. Not hard to do.
Bud Lite Lime at the BNA Booth? It's probably too late, but maybe BNA could provide a cash bar in the Exhibit Hall in addition to free Wi-Fi! Nothing fancy needed. A couple of coolers filled with my BNA account manager's (Pete DeNuzio) beer of choice, Bud Lite Lime, tucked away under a table in a corner of the BNA booth would be fine. Yes, it is swill but if alcoholic beverages really do pack more of a wallop in Denver, I can stand downing one or two. If no hidden coolers BNA, then put Pete on a plane and book him into the Westin Tabor Center! [JH]
The CRIV roundtable on July 12th will address "green practices in the publishing industry and e-books." While these topics may interest some participants, I am puzzled about how they specifically implicate interests CRIV represents.
Posted by: Michael Ginsborg | Jun 24, 2010 1:30:54 PM