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One of my many pet-peeves at conferences... The ID Badge!

Nearly 50 per cent of the Badges are flipped - as a result you end up seeing a blank card. Why don't they print names on both sides? :)

Also, the font size...so small, it is often impossible to read.
One more (I think I should create a thread/blog-post on this :))

Organizers (hotels) in India need to provide plenty of strong (black) coffee! The heavy conference food and boring talks/panels are recipes for sleep.

Good caffeine is available in plenty in U.S. conferences😉
A note for 'Panel Moderators' - Please just 'moderate'! And speak in moderation :) ... Ideally, as little as possible.

Your job is to ask good questions and get the panelists to speak. Not 'grandstand'. Interrupt, only if the panelist is going on for too long, or off-topic.
Please keep intros short (we can read online on phone, or on the big screen - if we are really interested).

And please avoid mementos, if possible! (They are often a total waste, and eat up valuable time from (sometimes) meaningful conversations/talks).

#Conferences #petpeeves
Please keep a recycle bin at exit towards the end of the conference. Attendees can dump the badges (at least the plastic covers and bands) while leaving.

These badges are a total waste after the conference. What do you do with those?! I end up with so many every year.

Food at conferences - Often not that great. But worse are the long lines at lunch hour.

Conference organizers need better coordination with the hotel/catering! Stagger some sessions, arrange extra counters, etc.

Also, avoid dishes on menu that take up a lot of serving time.
Some attendees want fancy food, and some organizers and sponsors want to show off ...but please, can we have some light, (relatively) healthy food?

Conferences in India have too much heavy, oily, rich food. Other than the extra calories - also leads to sleepy afternoons.
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