[eagle] 2007 Symposium -- call for papers
wb4gcs at amsat.org
Sun Jun 10 18:40:51 PDT 2007
The first call for papers for the 2007 AMSAT Symposium has gone out, the
second will go out shortly.
Here's how I see it:
This is a BIG year for Eagle. We need to have much to say and
demonstrate. I expect to demonstrate:
anything else that comes together.
I expect to see presentations from each and every team lead. We need to
show the membership what we're DOING and reap the benefits therefrom
Specifically, I think we should present papers on:
Project management and status (I am willing to present 45 minutes;
I'd much rather talk for 45 SECONDS outlining what YOU will present --
you're doing the work!)
The LAB (with LOTS of photos!)
I'd like to see each of you submit an abstract in the next week or so,
and then a paper. If you can't be present to personally present the
paper, let's get it published anyway, and give me the chance to find
someone to present it for you.
Matt, Phil, Bob: We REALLY need to publish something about the ACP.
The last public pronouncement is the minutes of the San Diego meeting
almost a year ago. Yet, the ACP is a (to some, THE) major Eagle
payload. But all we've published is some musings on the phased array
antennas. Matt, you talked about a "generic" digital package at
Portland, it's time to at least articulate the things we're thinking about.
Eagle should dominate the Symposium to the point that the ultimate
arbiters of presentations say, "Enough!!"
If you have questions or need guidance, please contact me.
Again, it is very important that the Eagle team have a large presence at
Symposium this year. Some would say it's not necessary, since we're on
EaglePedia. I disagree:
decades ago, in a Public Speaking course, I learned that, "You've
got to tell them, and tell them, and tell them again.)
days ago, in a recruiting/retention seminar, a marketing expert told
me that you've got to tell them SEVEN, I say again, SEVEN, times.
EaglePedia is only one.
So, let's think about what we're doing, what we're planning to do, and
what we've accomplished. Then let's write it down.
By the way, much of what I have in mind here is information you need to
send me anyway for my update to the Board of Directors, so this really
isn't that hard. Please prepare something.
Submit abstracts to Dan Schultz, and copy to me so I know what to expect.
Thanks & 73,
wb4gcs at amsat.org
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