PSA in Portland 2014—A Grand Success
Over 1,100 PSA members attended the annual meeting in Portland this year. Thank you to those who provided feedback on the 2014 meeting in the survey circulated in May. Over two-thirds of respondents said they were very satisfied with online registration and paper submission processes; several offered suggestions on how to improve those processes which will be helpful for the next round. Very large majorities liked Portland, the Marriott, the meeting space, and the local amenities—indeed, several said PSA should hold meetings in Portland more often. Those who attended receptions really like the food offered (“the best ever!”). Many respondents offered suggestions on topic areas to add and how to improve the layout of the program for the 2015 meeting in Long Beach (e.g., a topical index, better placement of main events). Several also offered scheduling suggestions, e.g., not double-booking major speakers or events with other sessions. Program Chair Wendy Ng and the incoming Executive Director will do all they can to take your ideas into account while planning for Long Beach in 2015.