It was quite the experience at BIL2015. Just the way I like it, loose and flexible. The speaker scheduled ahead of me was ill resulting in the emcee having to improvise (stretch for several minutes) so I could start on time. I had a nice audience although there was some yawning. Of course, my talk was scheduled so those of us who experience a down period in the afternoon might falter just at that time. I’ve been to enough to know that time period is difficult and to know the meeting people between the talks is what makes these things a rich experience. In fact, someone afterwards suggested I start a meetup group in Vancouver (Canada) to talk about nanotechnology. The idea is intriguing and I will check into it. In the meantime, if someone else wants to start nano meetup in Vancouver, you know there are at least two other people who are interested.
I did manage to catch the session on transformational festivals and, briefly, a talk about getting fit so you can be nude on the beach, as well as, a presentation on taking photographs of feral cats in cities around the world. To say the least, it was an eclectic and stimulating lineup.
In any event, BIL2015 is done and I congratulate the organizers on a fascinating lineup and experience.
I promised to post the presentation slidedeck and ith a few typos and a few added citations, here it is,
Please let me know if you have any questions.