|My view, at 6.12am|
There is a late checkout at this hotel, and with a frequent shuttle bus up to the main venue, I'm not too worried about time. Registration starts early but I spend just a little more time on my paper...I'm presenting tomorrow. Somehow, it has just hit me I have just flown halfway around the world to speak, learn and engage with 5000 other people just like me: psephies and the like...four solid days of politics-speak. Woo-hoo!
|Gender and electoral systems,|
The full program revealed the intensity of the days: each day commenced at 8.30 and finished at 6.15pm...four sessions across each day for three and a half days...so that's how you fit in 5000+ papers. So not surprising then that 6.12pm on this day found me sitting in on my final chosen panel of the day. Five presenters and two discussants on papers on Gender and Electoral Systems. Time is tight and is indicative of the tempo of the conference over the next few days. Excellent start though.
And then it is back to the room (now in Palmer House) to rest, recuperate and reflect...oh, and eat.