Excerpts of interesting email conversations related to the organization (top three displayed):

  1. "Sorry, Joerg, I had to fight several fires today and at this point feel a bit too tired to safely deal with this. I'll do it first thing in the morning - I hope this still works ..." --- Not being a native speaker of English, Joerg thought the "fires" referred to were real fires, as in "burning building"... so, next time you miss a deadline, this is the way to go.
  2. "Could you let us know an estimate of what percentage of non-Canadian attendance and what percentage of Canadian attendance you might anticipate for ICAPS-10?" 
  3. "Now don't ask me what's the typical T-shirt size distribution of the audience at previous ICAPSes"