I have known for some time about the A2K conference, being held at Yale from April 21 to 23, and was hoping to drop in on it. I had even considered sending my Media Law students. But at $250 a pop, that’s pretty unlikely. (Besides, I’m going to a play–several, actually–that Saturday.)
Conferences cost money–there’s no way around that. And the conference is encouraging open access to the materials on their wiki. I’m particularly interested in the panel on search engines, and so I’ll keep tabs on that page, but I’m not too hopeful for how much will show up there. Given how easy it is now to set down an MP3 recorder (many phones will do this now), I wish we could get some form of record of the panels. Is that too much to ask for in a conference about access to knowledge?