Max More (
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 13:43:03 -0700

At 04:26 AM 8/12/97 -0700, Michael wrote:
>The multi-tiering of prices may be a necessary strategy once the conference
>is large enough to be
>self-sustaining. MAX: have you ever spoken to Glenn Tenney about how
>he/they run(s) Hackers?

No. I'd like to. How can I get hold of him?

>>* online list of attendees so you can prepare to have discussions in

This may be possible, using the web site, though most people register very
late, so it may not work well.

>Shorter, tight sessions.

Hmm, some want longer sessions, some shorter...

>"Donut" (hole in the middle) sessions (the hole can be an intermission,
>mingle-session, teambuilding, a whole other session, _catered_ light lunch,
>or something you invent through lateral thinking--it's the jelly in the
>donut--the point being to transmute the flow without breaking it).

I think I'll arrange something like this for next time. It should work
especially well for the focus I have in mind. More time for attendees to
talk with one another too.

>And of course multitracking. There are obvious risks and costs, but it's
>traditional. This should be enough for us to view it with suspicion. :)

I've never liked this, and many people seem to feel the same way. It may
become necessary if attendence multiplies.

Thanks for your comments Michael.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute:,