What we find in the academic conference world is that an abstract may be submitted and accepted for a conference but that is about where the conference preparation stops for the attendee until the end of the grading period or until a (usually unrelated) grant application is completed.
That’s academia for you. Although the time between abstract acceptance and conference can be several months the only time that really counts is the time between the end of the grading period or grant application due date and the hour of the presentation.
So in the spirit of last minute arrangements we thought we should share with you a few of the 10 Signs You Aren't Prepared for Your Trip from SmarterTravel Staff Caroline Costello.
Her list includes
Having no idea about the weather where you will be traveling
Your house looks the same (no timers set, no papers cancelled, no lights left on)
You haven’t planned for the little things (like exchanging currency or how you will be getting to the airport)
No one knows your going – and not just your Department’s admin person but the graduate assistant your advising who will continue to be coming to your office each week because you never told them you would be at a conference.
Need more signs that You Aren’t Prepared for your Trip? Check our Costello’s article at SmarterTravel.