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Volume 12, Issue6July/August 1999

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  • Denver Nuggets: Reflections on the 1999 APS Convention

    As program chair for the 1999 APS Convention, my perspective undoubtedly differed from that of most conventioneers. My main concerns were that the program not fall on its face, that things run smoothly, and that participants feel rewarded for attending. As it turned out, I need not have worried. Program contributors provided a wealth of stimulating content; the APS staff handled everything with remarkable poise and efficiency; and audiences were abundant and appreciative. Because I wanted to monitor events and to lend moral support, I attended as many sessions as I could. In exchange, I came away with a fist-full of Denver nuggets. I'd like to share some of these with you, as I reflect on the Convention. Most of my nuggets were unearthed in sessions where I learned new things.

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