Monday, June 23, 2008

The 5th International Weed Science Congress

Day One
More than 500 people
From 48 Countries
Presenting more than 250 posters
and 21 different oral sessions,
with I don't know how many individual presentations.

In other words: AWESOME!

Vancouver has many nice water features.

Some other (less than scientific) things I observed today
  • 75 words on a slide is too many
  • It's greatly appreciated when the speaker before lunch ends on time
  • Charismatic farmers give the best talks
  • I need to practice my professional banter (and reduce the excessive nodding and idiotic smiling)
New word: "transformer" - a weed that drastically changes an environment it invades by adding extra layers to the environment.

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