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Old 01-29-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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U2 Conference in NYC May 13-15

Anyone heard of this? My friend just sent me the links because he said he considered submitting a paper for discussion but ended up deciding not to.

U2 Academic Conference | 2009

The accepted papers:
http://www.u2conference.com/hosted/accepted_papers.pdf
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:51 PM   #2
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Anu mentioned this awhile back. I started working on an abstract until I found out it was something ridiculous like $400 or $500 to register. It's a shame...I think it could've been a great experience, but they probably priced out a lot of people who would've considered going.

They've got some really interesting sounding papers and some that sound pretty awful ("Bono's Sweat"? ) It doesn't surprise me that the author of that awful 33 1/3 book on Achtung Baby is on the list. That's the only name I recognize, except that I think Ruffian is one of the presenters
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Yeah, I've just noticed the price. That sucks.
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will there be any Battlestar Galactica discussions?
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will there be any Battlestar Galactica discussions?


Who knows----but shall we have a pool on how many people show up in Bono sunglasses?
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Old thread just FYI.

U2 Conference--Seeking Participants for a Panel
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sounds a little to me
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sounds a little to me
You'd know
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I was considering going, but then saw the price.
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You'd know
how dare you
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wow, this conference looks like it takes advantage of the huge number people of who are both hardcore U2 nerds and super-rich. I'm sure it will be a complete success
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I wish I wasn't two-thousand miles away from New Yawk.
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I wish I wasn't two-thousand miles away from New Yawk.
why? so you could spend 380 bucks to hear about Bono's sweat?
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why? so you could spend 380 bucks to hear about Bono's sweat?
Aye.
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i was going to try to come up with some sort of presentation but yeah.....time & prices...
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we should have an interference conference it will shit on the U2 one...
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Yes, do it in So Cal please.
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We should find a really rich blue crackhead to finance the entire thing and provide hotel accommodations/flights/expensive meals to everyone.
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I clicked on the link. It looks like one of the sponsors is Cedarville University, which is a conservative Baptist/Evangelical school in Ohio (?). The plot thickens...
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This is way more expensive than most academic conferences, and the "conference rate" at the hotel was still over $200 a night. A lot of colleges will cover some travel expenses for faculty or grad students presenting at conferences, but I have a hard time believing any school would cover $1,000+. Greil Marcus is the keynote speaker (or was scheduled to be, last time I checked), but for that price tag, I'd expect someone even more notable.

Bono would not be okay with this
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