About Moscone: early reviewCasey Londergan | February 20, 2010
The BPS meeting is a small-ish large meeting; nowhere near as large as the gargantuan (and very unwieldy) ACS meetings and much, much larger than a single-field meeting. So it fits pretty well into small-to-medium-sized convention centers. Moscone is not small, and so the BPS meeting feels a little bit like it is living in the corners of someone else’s house. It is hard to get from room to room, especially from the 300s to anywhere else; this was not as much the case in Long Beach or the new Boston center, for example. BPS attendees are walled off from most of South Moscone due to the construction of another conference that starts later in the week, and we have to run back and forth through the underground cavern to get from small room to small room.
All of the posters and the exhibitors are all in the same room, so this will provide the same dynamic environment for posters that usually exists at BPS meetings. But aside from that setup, which is a big part of why I like to bring undergraduates here (more about that later), this place is not a great fit for our meeting.