Just getting an agenda and seat at the conference — it was a brisk but pretty walk to the hall. The introduction will be by Rhonda Sherman, from the Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department here at NC State University who organizes these conferences every year. This is the 14th year and participants are from 7 countries and all over the US. There are 130 people here.
First the participants were given an orientation — parking, facilities, location of recycling and compost bins — pretty important with this crowd. At lunch we’ll compost our paper plates, cups, and napkins of course. There will be a networking evening at the Brownstone Hotel. Conference materials will be posted online after the weekend. See the other posts in this blog for speaker notes.