Thursday, 22 January 2009

conference and tourism

Just got an invitation from a design workshop in Taiwan - DeSForM.
what interests me is that they have a half-day scheduled on the programme doing guided tour in Taipei as part of the workshop. This then reminds me that the D2B2 conference in Beijing has scheduled a whole day for guided tour in Beijing... I am not quite sure whether it is a cultural thing or not, as I never recall any tour schedule in European conference (maybe they should do it?) May be it is simply because the Asian are very keen on impressing the foreigners with a cultural shock... It is very interesting how the host to make the city itself as a saling point for a conference! Guess if we host a conference/workshop in Dundee, we shall get everyone hike along the Tay or something ;-)