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As evidence that it's not appropriate, note the comment by xLeitix stating that s/he has never seen such a thing, and several upvotes agreeing. The reason we don't see it happen is because it's inappropriate. However, it's not inappropriate behavior of the greatest magnitude. It's probably comparable to wearing shorts and sandals, or to lighting up an ...


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I think this is a good question. Let me propose some guidelines: 1) A religious invocation should occur at the beginning of the talk or the end of the talk, but not in the middle of the talk. People often begin talks with material that is unrelated to the topic of the talk itself, e.g. thanks to various organizers; comments about the weather, the venue or ...


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I've occasionally seen a situation where, in a conference session divided into short talks (say 20 minutes), two co-authors will speak back-to-back on the same paper (though each focuses on different aspects). This obviously needs the consent and cooperation of the organizers to get consecutive time slots. The talks normally have titles like: ...


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Short answer: I don't know, I've never been on an Organizing Committee. Long answer: You likely can look at statistics for attendance versus capacity of venue. At the last few International Congresses I have attended, usually there are about 2000 or more from the host country, and anywhere from 1000 to 2000 from other countries. There are about 20 ...



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