Q5: IEEE Conferences

From Health of Conferences Committee

Question 5: CATCH-ALL.

Are there other approaches your community has tried or abandoned that the rest of us can learn from?


Another thing we have is SC Global which uses Access Grid Nodes to provide a separate program of sessions. The content is presented not just at the conference but at from remote sites. We typically have 30-40 sites on 6 (and in SC 04 seven) continents. In SC 05, we introduced SC Desktop that broadcast the conference session (all the ones discussed above) to anyone. We charged a nominal fee - about 10% of on-site fees and it was highly successful. We also archived the session. The target audience is people who can not come to the conference, such as graduate students, people who can't get visa and people who are ill. This appears to be very effective.
- B.K.