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  •  Online? I never attended a conference in which (0+ / 0-)

    600 people went to any given session.  Maybe 50 or so at a time, tops to listen to any given presentation, then you were scurrying down hallways to find your next scheduled presentation.  Obviously places like Second Life have hundreds on at any given time, so maybe through some sort of MMO framework.

    •  Plenary sessions, absolutely 600+ (3+ / 0-)

      Also, how would you time a conference call with international scientists?  I've been at conferences were the sizes ranged from ~200 to greater than 20,000 participants.  

    •  I did routinely (2+ / 0-)
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      FarWestGirl, Odysseus

      I used to attend the International Herpes Workshop and it routinely had several hundred participants in individual sessions.  There are numerous conferences that have large audiences for at least one or two talks each day.  

      We also already do have many, many online and other non traditional meetings with the help of newer communications.  But you cannot do a poster session via a telecon.

      "When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along." --Carl Sandburg

      by Mote Dai on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 03:57:55 PM PST

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