bps 2010 summary

February 23, 2010 at 9:29 am | | conferences

I’ve been attending the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting in SF for the last several days. My first BPS meeting, and I’m enjoying it. Of course, my favorite part is seeing old friends: Ilya, Olgen, Julie, Polly, Stirling, Ahmet, Maxime, Stefanie, and more! I even ran into Max Berkowitz, who taught me stat mech at Chapel Hill.

The talks are generally really good and interesting. Unfortunately, a lot of the popular sessions have been so crowded that people sit on the floor in the aisle and people stand out into the hallway. I suppose that’s better than an empty room, but maybe expandable rooms could have been an option. And sooo many posters! Literally thousands every day! It’s really nice to see a lot of people scanning a majority of the poster presentations.

I haven’t really been following the BPS bloggers, because there’s not a lot of wifi in the Moscone Center; but I have been enjoying the tweets.


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  1. Apropos your space complaints, I saw a local news report last night that showed the BPS pow-wow and highlighted some of the Moscone Center’s shortcomings: spotty wifi, lack of outlets.

    Comment by jordan — February 24, 2010 #

  2. also lack of sitting areas — everyone was squatting on the floor like a camp-out

    Comment by ilya — February 24, 2010 #

  3. the walls are movable, so that was more a problem with planning!

    Comment by sam — February 24, 2010 #

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