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I am trying to plan out the dates I will attend but I'm not clear as to what is happening on each day.
I'm not an official spokesperson for the Symposium but the several Symposiums I've attended have followed a general pattern such as this:
Thursday - BoD Meeting (open to members)
Friday AM - BoD Meeting Friday Afternoon - Technical Presentations Friday Evening - Socialize, meet n' greet, etc.
Saturday AM - Technical Presentations Saturday Late Morning - AMSAT Annual Meeting, then lunch Saturday Afternoon - Technical Presentations Saturday Evening - AMSAT Annual Banquet
Sunday Morning - Field Coordinator Breakfast, varying technical session, guided tour to high tech site, IARU meeting, etc.
When will the official presentations / talks schedule be posted?
I'm sure this is still TBD at this point. The due date for the Call for Papers is September 1 so this info is coming soon! The official program usually comes out a couple of weeks before the Symposium.
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