Wednesday, June 13, 2007

STLHE 2007 - The Trip Out

I spent most of yesterday in airports and airplanes, travelling from Halifax to Edmonton (through Toronto of course) - why does everything go through Toronto (insert appropriate or inappropriate Toronto joke here...)?

Air travel has basically been reduced to riding a bus with wings - it's convenient, relatively quick, someone else is doing the driving, and you spend most of the time reading, eating or sleeping (although you have to pay to eat now :-). Actually I spent most of the time on the Toronto-Edmonton leg of the trip watching a movie son a little 5"x7" screen - a whole new experience for those of us in the progressive lens set.

Left Halifax in the cool and rain, arrived in Toronto to 31C and humidity and landed in Edmonton to 10C and cloudy - gotta love a large country and its weather. I am now firmly ensconced in the Lister Centre - the University of Alberta's conference centre.

Nice and convenient to the STLHE Conference which takes place across the street about a 5 minute walk away. The U of A is a huge, sprawling campus - I'll be posting pictures up on my Flickr site later, now that I have Internet connectivity.

Let the conference begin!!

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