I have now officially arrived in Las Vegas for The Amazing Meeting 2012.
Here are some preliminary observations:
(1) I really like the program cover:
(2). Fascinatingly, I have looked through the program and the schedule insert, and I see no mention of any anti-harassment policy, behavior policy, or speech code anywhere. Perhaps they read my previous blog post where my lawyer commenter explained what a bad idea such a policy is.
(3). Even though she has repeatedly trashed the Jref and it’s president, DJ Grothe, the Jref has still thanked Rebecca Watson in the program. Very impressive and classy on the part of the Jref.
And before you think that this is due to the booklet going to the printer prior to Rebecca’s announced boycott of TAM, think again. She is not listed in the speaker area, although the rest of the SGU cast is. Again, thanking Rebecca for what she has done and displaying class and an absence of malice. I can’t imagine that Becky would give DJ the same courtesy.
(3). Everyone I have met seems to be in a really good mood, and the veil of negativity that FtB, the Skepchicks, Becky, PZ Myers, Greg Laden and the rest of the über-PC peanut gallery would want to impose on us is absent.
Onward and upward!