It may be possible to accommodate small events in rooms in the St Cross Building and in the Manor Road Building, however this is unlikely during term time and in July. Colleges are often used for conferences, and many have dedicated conference organisers who will help with the provision of the facilities and advise on meeting rooms, B&B accommodation and dining arrangements. Only a few colleges can cater for events for 150 delegates or more and so larger events must always be planned well in advance. Michelle can advise on facilities in many of the colleges.
* Participated in the ‘Two Day National Workshop on Quality Writing of Articles forJournals, Conferences, Seminars and Presentation Skills’ organized by the Department of Library and Information Science, Thiruvalluvar College, Papanasam,Vickramasingapuram, Papanasam on 5 th September 2015.
Not waiting for another three years, Barry Gardner took the op- portunity and organized a conference right after a conference on Abelian Groups, Perth, Australia (the distance was negligible, only some 2500 km). Most of the participants (who represented all the five continents) attended both conferences. After Keszthely, 1971, this was the second conference with that title. At the meet- ing, affirmative results were presented on fundamental properties of radicals in certain classes of non-associative rings (for proper- ties which do not hold in general), based on results of K. I. Bei- dar, E. R. Puczy lowski, and S. Veldsman (although the first two of these authors could not be present). J. Golan discussed the frame of torsion theories, with a strong reference to works of H. Simmons. A. D. Sands gave a survey on dependence and independence among heredity and strongness properties of radicals of associative rings, presenting an almost complete picture of them. Beside the talks, participants enjoyed the special beauty of Australia. At a visit in a zoo, they got acquainted with Australian birds and mammals, including the local Tasmanian devil. The conference proceedings Rings, Modules and Radicals, edited by B. J. Gardner, Pitman Re- search Notes in Mathematics 204, Longman Scientific & Technical, 1989, pp 194, contains a total of 17 survey and research articles.
Derek is an active volunteer with regional chambers and committee functions. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing his guitar, playing the occasional golf game, and staying actively involved in his church. Derek has been a public speaker and performer since an early age, most recently speaking at state and regional dental conferences.
These two groups do not represent two polarised perspectives, a masculine one in which the style of interventions is irrelevant and criticism is simply part of the necessary rough and tumble of conference participation, and a feminine one in which the style of interventions is highly relevant, and fear of criticism and conflict prevents women from participating fully in conferences. Although men did not spontaneously mention an aggressive or intimidating style as implying a bad contribution, when asked directly, they agreed that this was so. Both women and men valued co-operation in the common intellectual project, but a real disagreement did emerge about how that should be achieved. For men, the accepted genre of conferencing was taken as given, to be worked round or modified as necessary. Their gender strategies, including their styles, could be accommodated within the genre. This was not true for most of the women. Whereas for the men, the intellectual aspects of the common project were primary, and could be achieved in fairly conventional ways that did not challenge the gender order, our findings suggest that for the women relationships were primary. The ‘helpfulness’ ethic implicit in so many responses suggested that the common intellectual project would not be genuinely achieved unless the intellectual advances made were shared. Because their gender strategies incorporated this different purpose, the conference genre did not work well for the women, and was in partial contradiction with their preferred styles, which disadvantaged them – producing the outcomes referred to at the beginning of this paper.
The seminars will take place in the Żywiecki Beskidy Mountains (part of the Carpathian range), in the Romanka Mountain range (altitude 600-1300m asl), which is located in southern Poland adjacent to the border with Slovakia. The landscape is diverse, with densely forested slopes interspersed with high altitude meadows, natural mountain streams and rocky caves. This habitat is refuge to many species of mammalian predator, ranging in size from bears, wolves and lynx, to weasels. The forest is also inhabited by red deer, roe deer and wild boar, which are important prey species for the large carnivores, and the area supports a wide variety of other flora and fauna, including many rare and protected species.
SURVEY OF THE MESSAGE UNDERSTANDING CONFERENCES S U R V E Y O F T H E M E S S A G E U N D E R S T A N D I N G C O N F E R E N C E S Beth M Sundheim N a v a l C o m m a n d , C o n t r o l & O c e a n[.]
Poirier (2008) reports a different use of students: to assess the seminars themselves. The student presenting the seminar circulated a pre-presentation abstract and learning objectives (based on Bloom’s taxonomy) to all participants. Using a teacher-defined rubric students marked these written materials and the presentation itself. The teacher also marked the presentation, although this mark was not used unless it differed from the mean student mark by more than 10%. Students can also help develop the marking criteria. At the start of each year both Daniel (1991) and Healy (1991) led discussions with their students of what made a good seminar. Both used these discussions to develop summative assessment criteria, with Daniel discussing the draft with his students and agreeing final criteria. At the prompting of the students Daniel also agreed that the final grade would be negotiated between himself and the student. The agreed criteria structured their discussion and despite his initial reluctance to negotiate grades he writes: “My experience has been that students are quite capable of evaluating the quality of the seminar and their effectiveness as a seminar leader” (Daniel, 1991, p.60). In contrast Healey (1991) did not negotiate the final grade but used the student assessments of the presentation and his own assessment of a written summary submitted by the presenting students to determine an overall mark.
The article proceeds to define three families of confer- ence recommendation techniques. The first family of techniques adopts collaborative filtering based on the conference similarity measures investigated in the first part of the article. The second family includes two tech- niques based on the idea of finding, for a given author, the strongest related authors in the co-authorship network and recommending the conferences that his co- authors usually publish in. The first member of this family is based on the Weighted Semantic Connectivity Score—WSCS, an index for measuring the relatedness of actors. However, since this index proved to be accurate but quite costly for large co-authorship networks, the article introduces a second technique based on a new score, called the Modified Weighted Semantic Connectiv- ity Score—MWSCS, which is much faster to compute and as accurate as the WSCS. The third family of conference recommendation techniques includes the Cluster-WSCS-based and the Cluster-MWSCS-based techniques, which adopt conference clusters generated using a subgraph of the co-authorship network, in- stead of the full co-authorship network. The experi- ments suggest that the WSCS-based, MWSCS-based, and Cluster-WSCS-based techniques perform better than the benchmark and better than the techniques based on similarity measures. Furthermore, between these three techniques, the experiments permit us to conclude that the Cluster-WSCS-based technique should be preferred because it is more efficient and have no statistically significant differences when com- pared to the WSCS-based and MWSCS-based tech- niques. This is the second contribution of the article.
The answers should then provide us with a vision of what the conference will look like. At one extreme it may be the annual congress of a chemical society, aimed at presenting the results of our latest research to colleagues, and establishing and developing cooperation with people having similar interests. In this case it is possible that there will be a very large number of delegates, as is the case with the national meetings of the American Chemical Society; typically these attract 15 000 delegates and cover a wide range of different topics. Alternatively, we may be thinking of a one off international summer school for postgraduate students in a given field, the aim of which is to develop communication skills, provide additional knowledge, and place research into wider contexts. Such a meeting would typically have around 30 delegates and be more narrowly focussed. It is worth noting that smaller meetings do allow the opportunity to address niche markets and provide conferences with a unique flavour.
The current case conference model has evolved over a period of three to four years and is attributable to the work of the Parramatta registry and the local profession who were responsible for trialling and subsequently introducing case conferences as part of the Court’s case management.