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Maybe transcripts as well as presentations?

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I just started reading the slideshows of CNU 17 presentations- certainly an excellent resource, since there were typically several presentations going on at one time (which means that I inevitably missed the majority of them).

But I couldn't help wondering if there might be a way to get even more useful stuff online. A visual presentation can only cover a few key points. In addition, video is not portable: you have to sit at your computer and click again and again and again, something that tries my patience (especially since computers tend to jam up when asked to go through PowerPoints page by page).

It occurs to me that a less hi-tech method might be more useful: the old-fashioned paper or speech transcript. If presenters were willing to submit papers, we could (1) read their discussions in a little more depth, (2) be able to take the presentations wherever we went, and (3) not be quite as subject to the whims of our computers.

Of course, not everyone writes a speech before giving a presentation, or would be willing to submit a paper to the CNU website. But it should certainly be encouraged.

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Coming right up...

Good suggestion, Michael. Since I caught enough of Dan Solomon's CNU 17 presentation "Round and round the block" to be intrigued and to hear raves from people in the audience — and because I know that Dan writes his presentations before giving them — we requested a transcript from Dan and it's availableto complement his graphically stunning slideshow.

I also happened to seek a transcript from Victor Dover for his opening plenary, and he offered to have a staffer create one from the video footage, but since we'll be in touch with speakers a final time to encourage sharing of their CNU 17 materials, we'll put out a blanket request for transcripts. Hope we get some good ones. Thanks.

Podcasts, maybe?

Podcasts, maybe?

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