Re: [xmca] [Fwd: Conference Query]

From: Olga Vasquez <ovasquez who-is-at>
Date: Thu Sep 04 2008 - 17:17:33 PDT


Wow, wished I had known earlier we had another helpful hand. Thanks so much
for volunteering, we are working with such a
small group of very dedicated students
and colleagues.

Earlier, I cast caution to the wind and sent the program to xmca ( I am now
reading my msgs and found your note). Pls do not
post on wiki or any where esle on
the web until we do it formally on our website.

We could use your help and anyone else who wants
to help, however, please let James Perez

Again, in all sincerity, thank you kindly,

>My point is pretty simple. I am <like you?> dolorously busy. In relation to
>ISCAR, I was asked to come and give a talk at a conference organized around
>themes of "Diversity" then I would like to see a little bit of
>theory-practice fit.
>There's an Index, and there's an Itinerary. That means that we are only one
>hour of secretarial time away from a complete program, because anyone,
>someone << I am right here, right now, publicly volunteering to put it on a
>wiki if you just give me the information >> someone just needs to fill in
>the blanks on the Itinerary marked, say, Session 6, that don't at present
>tell you the session Title or the speakers names. But the Itinerary doesn't
>list what you need to know. And worse, keynote speakers ARE named, which
>enacts a class differentiation that is distasteful, given that we have all
>read Marx, and have been asked to attend a conference where such things
>matter, at least nominally, and where we know that such things matter a
>great deal more.
>I am just reading aloud the writing on the wall here. I consider this to be
>part of my job. I also know no one likes to read emails like this, but
>sometimes, silence is not helpful.
>Dr. Mary K. Bryson, Professor and Director, Network of Centers and
>Institutes in Education & Center for Cross-Faculty Inquiry CCFI, Faculty of
>Education, University of British Columbia
>CCFI: Making Knowledge : : Public : : Knowledge
>On 04/09/08 12:08 AM, "Duvall, Emily" <> wrote:
>> Hi Mary,
>> By going to the Program and the Index of
>>speakers I can tell you that you are
>> scheduled for Thursday 1:50-3:20 pm (P7).
>> That's the best I can do.
>> ~ Em
>> Emily Duvall, PhD
>> Assistant Professor Curriculum & Instruction
>> University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene
>> 1000 W. Hubbard Suite 242 | Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
>> T 208 667 2588 | F 208 667 5275 |
>> He only earns his freedom and his life, who takes them every day by storm.
>> -- Johann Wolfgang Goethe
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: [] On
>> Behalf Of Mary K. Bryson
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:54 PM
>> To: XMCA
>> Subject: Re: [xmca] [Fwd: Conference Query]
>> I sent a message to XMCA this morning that doesn't seem to have gone
>> through, so I will try again.
>> I am pretty desperately trying to find out who is speaking when, at ISCAR. I
>> am confused about why it's so hard. In good faith, I accepted an invitation
>> to speak at ISCAR a while ago. The session I am speaking in is an Invited
>> Symposium on Thursday afternoon entitled something like, Technology and
>> Diversity.
>> To this day, no names of presenters in the Invited Symposia appear on the
>> website Program page. That discourages me as a speaker. But I also, of
>> course, want to know who else is speaking, and I am highly computer
>> literate, and I have made a great deal of inquiries, and had no success
>> getting answers.
>> Today, an Itinerary has appeared on the ISCAR website. Again, no names
>> appear, except for keynotes. I don't need sociocultural theory to explain
>> invisibility.
>> Actually, I just want to know who is speaking in all those sessions that are
>> not keynote sessions. And there are not that many of them. And the
>> conference is next week.
>> Can anyone tell me, for Thursday and Friday, what is on the Program, where
> > and when? I will be very grateful, as I am taking time away from my very
>> busy department and I would dearly love to make this time valuable.
>> Thanks so very much,
>> Mary
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Olga A. Vsquez
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0503
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Received on Thu Sep 4 17:19 PDT 2008

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