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keep meetings hybrid

Posted in Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2022 by xi'an

I was reading the latest ISBA Bulletin and the tribune by ISBA President Sudipto Banerjee celebrating the return to the physical ISBA World meeting, along with worries about participants who caught COVID there. (Unfortunately, one good friend of mine experienced symptoms that went beyond the mild cold-like ones I zoomed through a few days ago.) This particular issue of creating a COVID cluster [during coffee breaks?!] provides [me with] one further argument for my supporting hybrid and multimodal meetings on a general basis. Which should [imho] appear in the proposals for the 2026 and 2028 World Meetings (deadline on 31 October)…(The 2024 meeting in Venezia will certainly involve hybridicity! As will BayesComp in Levi.) Discussing the topic with others in some scientific committees recently made me realise this was not such a shared perspective, from reasons varying from worrying about balancing the budget, to zoom fatigue, to the added value of informal interactions. Still, there also are reasons for hybridising our meetings, from reduced travel impact, to more inclusiveness,  on geographical, diversity, affordability, seniority grounds. Holding hybrid conferences with multiple regional mirrors allows for a potentially higher degree of interaction and local input.  And a minimal organisational effort.

down by the dam [jatp]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2022 by xi'an

the strange incident of the bottle in the fridge

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2022 by xi'an

all that glitters is gold [Lac Pimbina]

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2022 by xi'an

brain pickin’

Posted in Books, Kids, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2022 by xi'an

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