for the last like 7 years, a wednesday in mid november has been somewhat more notable than other wednesdays. It is the deadline to submit abstracts for the scientific meeting attended by MR geeks in the following spring.
the meeting next year is in hawaii, to be honest, as much as I love hawaii, it is not that great of a place for conference, honolulu is just too much of a tourist trap for one. That being said, how the fuck do you pay attention to anything in a meeting when you are in hawaii.
plus, this meeting is just getting a little too big, too many presentations, too many posters, it is just really tiring.
don't tell anyone, but I wouldn't mind if my abstracts are not accepted .....