You lot really like to leave things to the last minute don’t you? Or were you all just counting on that extension of time?
Abstracts for RTCANZ were due to close last Friday night but after the last minute inundation of submissions and the many speakers who thought they could bribe committee members, we gave all our last minute would be speakers the weekend to finish off their abstracts. Apparently our site even went down Sunday night there was such a panic. But unlike fans trying to buy tickets to Crowded House, if you were in before 11.59pm Monday you are fine. Submissions are now officially closed.
While I won’t give away the exact number of submissions received, I can tell you that it was one of the best years ever, but that over FIFTY PERCENT were received since last Thursday! So now you see why I say last minute. So, we are asking you to tell us why? Maybe there will even be a prize (Wes, Chris, Phil -can I give prizes on this blog?). Anyway I promise at least a packet of BIMminion TicTacs to the randomly selected winner. Use #justintime, to post to our Facebook, comment where you see this on article on LinkedIn or tweet us @rtcevents, pick one of the answers below or make up your own!
A – too busy at work
B – had to get permission to ensure I could go – approval took too long
C – is that what all those RTC emails were? Whoops!
D – kept finding myself binge-watching Netflix
E – drank too much beer
F – didn’t drink enough beer
Next week I will bring you some insights into how the committee actually choose the presentations – hint – buying committee members drinks won’t help you (although I’m sure it can’t hurt either). Thanks to everyone who has taken the time and effort to submit. We are looking forward to reading all the abstracts and having trouble choosing from so many!