Still Away at a Conference


I am still attending the Industrial Ecology Gordon Research Conference and will be away pretty much until next Monday. The Conference rules do not allow blogging abut what is being discussed, but I am sure it is OK to talk about it in general terms. The idea of the Conferences is to facilitate open discussion of the latest research without attribution or specific reference so that the group can explore work in progress without fear of premature exposure.

I gave some of the details a few days ago. I guessed right about the tenor of the presentations and, so, have been pretty busy during the discussions. Like all professional gatherings most of the value comes from informal talk and seeing old friends. So is it here. I am more convinced than ever that we will make little progress toward sustainability until we clean up our language. A few of the blog posts I wrote just before coming were all about the importance of straight talk. These were more timely than I figured.