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27 Nov 13: Google Glass







First, a correction.  We spelled "Khan" as in "Khan Academy" incorrectly last week. "Khan" is correct.


Now, on to Google Glass.  You might have been wondering why we have not mentioned this before.  Simply, we were curious as to whether this was a passing fad or a serious tool.  With the advent of Google in talks with lens makers to offer Google Glass with prescription lenses, we have decided it is a serious tool.


Your next control room may be "Google Glass."   Your maintenance personnel may look up manuals, instructions and drawings while at the job location with Google Glass.


Google Glass is going to be completely revolutionary.  We will all be wearing a variant of this product, at least at work.


It is time for you to google "Google Glass" and get up to speed. 


We have torn up the rule book and are replanning the 2014 LGMI Conference.  It will likely be in the spring.  We'll provide more news here as soon as we have it ready.  Start thinking now about coming to the 2014 LGMI Conference.







Summer survey links:



05 Jun 13 Overall Conference issues 

12 Jun 13 Woodyards 

26 Jun 13 Continuous Pulping
03 Jul 13 Recycled Fiber Prep
10 Jul 13 Forming
17 Jul 13 Pressing
24 Jul 13 Drying
31 Jul 13 Sizing & Coating Kitchens
07 Aug 13 Calendering
14 Aug 13 Reels and Winding
21 Aug 13 Maintenance
28 Aug 13 Energy
04 Sep 13 Effluent Systems
11 Sep 13 Stock Preparation

LGMI Design Practices
We are listening as hard as we can to what you want, so please take a few minutes each week to let us know what you think.

Results so far to Overall Conference Issues (please click above and take this survey if you have not already):

1. Conference Credibility often starts with a view at pricing. Too low--suspicious; too high--not worth it. What is the just right number for a conference fee in your mind?

1/11 $100
5/11 $200
2/11 $300
1/11 $400
1/11 $500
1/11 $600 

>Conference fee is not a factor.  I look for description of content relevant to my specialty
>Amount depends on theme or subject of conference
I will pay what I think a conference is worth either to me or to my client. That is variable of course. I also will look at the fee in regards to the total cost. If this conference was for the converting industry and held in Atlanta $300 would not matter. If I knew there were real decision makers and I could have real face time quite a bit more would be okay.
Realistic number is $300 per day for a reasonable return to the sponsoring organization
>With concessions for those not being sponsored by companies. May encourage those with a personal interest.

2. What is a comfortable length of conference for you?

3/4 2 days
1/4 3 days

>Subject matter, conference location all have a bearing
1 day for travel, 3 days for the conference, and 1 day for travel. Makes for a good, full week.
Two nights typically with about 100 people - for the number of networking opportunities.
Can't fit enough into 1 day - mills can't get away for more than 2 days

Many personally attend conferences for the unstructured time to socialize with others. How much unstructured time do you think should be built into each day?

1/11 less than an hour
7/11 a couple of hours
3/11 evenings only

4. Where should the unstructured time take place?

2/12 in conference room
7/12 in a break area
3/12 in a separate room

5. What are your favorite session formats?

(0 = lowest, 5 = highest)

Lecture                          mean  1.7    std dev.   1.9
Panel                             mean  1.4    std dev.   1.7
Interactive discussion    mean  2.3    std. dev.  2.3

You can still vote on this survey!  Just click it above on the 5 Jun 13 line.

As always, your comments will be appreciated.
Think light!


Brian Brogdon, Ph.D.
Executive Director




Jim Thompson

Send us your comments by emailing Brian Brogdon
or Jim Thompson!

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