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Re: [Killietalk] More on Virtual Events
On Feb 22, 2009, at 12:51:04 AM, "Joel Antkowiak" <mrkillie at comcast_net> wrote:
If time is viewed as a possible restraint, why is the AKA convention so
short? I know I am usually being pulled in many different directions when I
For many years I have been an advocate (fairly quietly, I confess) of more than a 2 day convention. We arrive for the beginning of activities at about 5 PM Friday and it is non-stop fun and work until about 5 PM Sunday. The objectors to a longer weekend state that Friday and Monday are needed for travel time. That is a valid objection, but no one is required to stay for all events. I have only regularly attended one other fish related convention - NANFA. They have a 3+ day schedule and it is much more relaxed and less stress on the hosts. Plus they make no attempt at a competition and judging. They do have several collecting trips normally associated with the Convention. Not all activities appeal to all folks. This year, the Northwest hosts are scheduling some Sunday evening and Monday events that are more family oriented. that is a plus. In Tampa there were third day collecting trips as well. In those areas where collecting or other excursions are less appealing, there could be workshops,, roundtable discussions, or even a virtual auctions/sales.
I vote for a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday event.
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