I’ll be presenting a paper at this conference mid-June. The preliminary programme has been set and as I feared I’m in the opening slot on the first morning of the conference. Feared? Well, yeah…I will have arrived from Vancouver around 8pm the evening before. Here’s my route:
- Vancouver to Calgary
- Calgary to Frankfurt
- Frankfurt to Belgrade
- Transfer Belgrade to Novi Sad
Assuming I got the airport in Vancouver 2 hours before departure that’s around 21 hours of elapsed travel time. Fingers crossed I can use some upgrade points on the flight to Frankfurt; regardless I’ll be able to access the showers in the lounge before my flight to Belgrade (it’s about a 5 hour connection).
So I won’t have had any time to figure out how to get to the conference venue before the morning I present. Or transportation options. Or where the building or room are. Far from ideal; it’ll be fine.
What I am chuffed about is my co-presenters. I’m sharing a 90 minute slot with a team from Poland and another from Croatia. That’s cool! Oh, and a chocolate biscuit to the first UBCer to translate the topic of this posting… 😉