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Re: NAEA - DC

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Melissa Enderle (melissae)
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 19:56:59 -0600


I also went to the convention, but had both positive experiences and some
things I would change. My biggest criticism was the size of the rooms.
Last year when it was held in Chicago, the rooms there for presentations
were larger, but also were typically overfilled. Why in the world did
they select a hotel where many of the presentation rooms were TINY. For
example, I did a presentation in the Farragut room, which had a seating
capacity of 50. Well, we had about 100 people trying to cram in the room,
with many of these peeking from outside the hall. There was no room for
the overhead projector to adequately project my computer screen and the
room did not darken properly. This should not have happened. Everyone who
wants to attend a particular presentation should have the opportunity to
sit down and see it.

I did not have any problem with any of the presentations I went to as
being boring, out of touch, etc. I was pleased with what I saw.

I also was rather pleased with the vendors. They do a lot for all of us.

I like the closeness we were to the main sites (including the wonderful
Natn'l Gallery) but I too feel that a hotel could have been found cheaper
and with larger rooms. Gosh, our hotel room had a sparse number of
outlets - not prepared for people with electronic media!

I would still be willing to pay some for the convention. It would be nice
though for presenters to get some sort of discount or whatever. It would
have been much easier for me just to haul my clothes and not all the
computers and adaptive art/assistive technology equipment.

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