Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
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Day 6 -- First day of the conference

We woke early so that we could be out of the hotel by 7.50 am in order to walk to the station and buy a snack before getting a taxi to the KAIST where the conference is being held. Because of the distance from the hotel to the KAIST, we didn't want to have a proper breakfast in the hotel because that would have taken too long. I suppse we could have found a hotel much nearer the conference and had a little longer in bed each morning with time for breakfast, but I'd rather be staying 10 minutes welk from the station and commute for the conference (where it's not a disaster if we're a few minutes late due to the hectic rush hour traffic) than stay near the conference and be panicking about missing the train when we leave on Thursday.

Anyway, the talks were interesting and the food is plentiful and varied. The session I was co-ordinating went well, though the audience was tiny because we were up against the big name speaker in the main auditorium. However, both speakers were interesting, I managed to introduce them without mangling their names and I remembered to encourag people to ask questions before wrapping up the session.

Then one of the very polite and helpful students who are acting as helpers to the conference phoned for a taxi for us and we're now back at the hotel. It's only 7.30 pm, but G (who said it feels like the middle of the night) has gone to bed. I will read for a bit before turning in too because I've mostly adjusted to Korean time.

[Cross-posted from Dreamwidth by way of a backup http://heleninwales.dreamwidth.org/51992.html. If you want to leave a comment, please use whichever site you find most convenient. Comments so far: comment count unavailable.]
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