The Duck of Minerva

Virtual APSA? (updated)

28 August 2012

I skipped APSA this year in favor of BISA/ISA. In fact, I haven’t renewed my membership this year.

Still, I wonder if we can’t make lemons out of lemonade.

How about a virtual APSA? If you are an IR/CP scholar who has bailed on APSA let us know (in comments) and consider posting an abstract of your presentation.

Heck, if there’s enough interest maybe people can make power points available for discussion.

UPDATE: it appears that virtual is the only option (I retain the lovely yellow from the site).

2012 APSA Annual Meeting Canceled President G. Bingham Powell announces the cancellation of the 2012 APSA Annual Meeting.  

A primary function of the association is to provide the highest quality meeting experience possible. In light of revised information we have from local officials about the trajectory of Isaac, we now anticipate the potential for sustained rain, flooding, power outages and severely restricted transportation into the city on Thursday. Under these circumstances, it is not prudent to convene the meeting. 

For attendees who are currently in New Orleans, please monitor weather bulletins and stay in touch with your hotel staff, who will provide the most accurate and timely information. 
For all attendees, we will provide additional refund information as soon as we are able. Please bear with us while we work with our vendors and local partners to provide you with detailed information. 

If you have further questions please call the APSA office and we will answer questions as best and expediently as we can.  

The decision to cancel the meeting was made in consultation with members from the APSA Administrative Committee, Executive Director Michael Brintnall, and planning staff in New Orleans. 

UPDATE 2: why “live tweet” APSA when you can just tweet #virtualapsa2012 ?

UPDATE 3: based on anon’s comments below, I’m thinking it might be worth it to do a trial of the concept. See my more recent post.