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another month, another mathematical expedition.

- this weekend is an AM$ $ectiona1 meeting in Urb@na.

my talk is already written. i have a feeling already that it will be too long, so i've made a contigency plan:

*short version: 12 slides*

- 11, if you discount the title page;

10, if you throw away the first page of standard definitions;

12, if you count 2 technical slides, each of which will take twice as long as usual.

(no diagrams.)

*long version: 16 slides*

- 15, if title page-free;

13, if you don't count 2 pages of diagrams;

16, if you count 3 technical slides, where each counts twice for time.

- as for scheduling, my talk is on the last day, in the final meeting of the session. there is an advantage in this:

- previous talks will have discussed standard definitions and theorems a.s. [1], so i can go quickly when they appear in my slides.

- on the other hand, this extra time will probably be canceled out. inevitably the meeting will start late ..

.. anyway.

on an unrelated note, this will be the 5th se¢tional meeting that i've attended, thus far.

[1] *"almost surely."*
## 1 comment:

As the king of 19 minute AMS talks (think: New Mexico), I just wanted to point out that often technical slides can be omitted for slides that discuss the "big picture". 20 minutes does go by darn fast.

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