Text AndDiscourse Conference
Yesterday was the first day of the conference. I entered from the westside of the main building. There were no sign giving directions to location of the ocnference. I followed the directions given in the conference website. I looked and went to the room numbers given, they were closed. I asked a couple of people and they knew nothing about the o\conference. They asked me to go to the ninth floor. I went and a secretary called and told me to go to the ground floor at 2:30 for registration. I hookd my lap-top and worked for a while. astudent told me I could use the internet in the library. I went to the library and checked my e-mail.
After 4:00 p.m. I went to the registraton desk and found out that there is no registration for me. They even printed my name incorrectly in the program book (printed my father'sname instead of my first name). although I regsistered online early enough, but I never gotten a confirmation. The treasurer said I am not registered. I was so upset as this means I had to pay the onsite registration fee, which is higher. The same thing happened to me when I went to the ABC conference in Copenhagen this year and Milan last year. Althought I had a printout of the registration submission details, they had me pay the onsite registration fee.
I do admire American conference organizers as they notify you right away once you submit your registration. The registration process of some European conferences does not seem to be efficient.
Posted by reemasado
at 12:01 AM EDT