Fred Baker writes:
I'm not sure I agree that Friday is a "problem"; the problem is that
we have N working groups asking for M meetings and N*M needs to be <=
that fixed number. Friday is a solution, one that has certain
downsides. Stanislaus doesn't like the solution and IMHO has not
proposed a solution that tells us how to better manage the demands on
The hotel has X meeting rooms, and X is known when the location is
announced. If N*M/X<=4 and the increased density doesn't lead to more
problems than Friday does, then Friday is unnecessary for that
Right now, the agenda is based on the chairs' perceptions of conflicts.
It could be based on registrants' wishes, instead, which I think will
permit a higher degree of parallelism without an increase in conflicts.
That is, when you register, you click which WGs you really want to
attend and which ones are also interesting, and the agenda is computed
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