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Archive for March 10th, 2010

I recently received notice that my ASA submission has been accepted for one of the regular sessions in Atlanta.  As a young scholar striking out on my own I know that I should consider this a good thing.  Instead of presenting at a roundtable in front of three other people I will be presenting in front of a crowd that could reach the double digits.  Even though I should be happy for the chance to have my research heard by two to three times as many people, I have to admit that I was a tiny bit disappointed to receive the news.  Obviously, I stand in front of crowds in the double digits nearly everyday, so I am not worried about my presentation skills, but a regular session likely means that I will have to prepare a PowerPoint presentation and approach the whole affair a bit more seriously when my main reason for going is still to catch up with friends from grad school.  I guess there’s always next year…

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