Thursday, May 18, 2006


Day two of the '06 Syracuse FPP Conference is winding down (Next: dinner at six).  It's a three day retreat focused on teaching and professionalization hosted by SU's graduate program.  In a nutshell: general sessions, breakout sessions, good food and drink, and an amazing setting deep in the Adirondacks. A mix of disciplines are represented here, so there have been several lively conversations.  I'll try to report on some of the pleasant surprises and encouraging moments in the days ahead.  Here's a photo of Blue Mountain Lake from the main lodge. 

Minnowbrook: Main Lodge

And this is Castle Rock. Dianna, Chris, Eileen and I just hiked there and back through downed trees, brambles and hoards of blackflies.

Adirondack Hike

Bookmark and Share Posted by at May 18, 2006 5:50 PM to Orange

Blackflies notwithstanding (I assume they're unpleasant), that looks like a beautiful place. Happy conferencing.

Posted by: Lance at May 18, 2006 6:29 PM

What beautiful pictures. Enjoy the conference and bring home some sunshine!

Posted by: Denise at May 19, 2006 4:54 PM

In the end I was very satisfied to have attended. I wasn't completely sure it would be worthwhile leading up to it. Had a few reservations. But it turned out to be really good to talk with folks from other fields, especially because we have so few interactions otherwise, even when our research overlaps.

Posted by: Derek at May 20, 2006 3:19 PM