June 13, 2008
The conference wrapped up yesterday, and I thought I'd post a few final remarks before leaving Chongqing.
First, I want to mention how impressed I was by the Chinese researchers, especially the students, who had to give their presentations in English. Presenting your work at an international conference can be nerve-wracking at the best of times, but to do it in a very foreign language is something else all together.
Also, I apologize for any strange formatting or errors in these blog posts, but I've been working blind this week. Though I can access the typepad site, the blog itself is behind the Great Firewall and blocked from view in China. That explains why no one stopped me to say 'hi' in the convention center.
Many thanks to the conference organizers for their heroic efforts in putting this meeting together, and thanks to all the attendees who made it a great scientific event. I had a great time and certainly hope this isn't my last trip to China.
For now, zai jian!