Usually, academic conferences stick pretty close to business and have a few stodgy “activities” thrown in to distract attendees every 12 hours or so. (I know this because I edit lengthy programs and proceedings for these types of events. They read like slow death.) Sometimes, though, organizers try to spice things up a bit; I think the distance-learning professionals are in for quite a party this fall:

Nobody anthropomorphizes food animals like Southerners.

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