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HPCC 20th Anniversary Conference Diary and Timetable

Theme: Reflections, on the Past and the Future

This is the conference program as of Thursday 19 September, there might be some further changes made on the last day.


FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

19:00Informal welcome session for people who have already arrived, in the Southside bar, next to the student accommodation. See map and text with it.


SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

Conference in the Physics Building of Imperial College, London, SW7, see map.

MORNING SESSION - REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST
08:00 - 09:30 Conference room opens, early arrivals and people setting up stands welcome. Registration begins once registration desk is set up.
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome, and introductions.
10:00 - 10:20 First presentation "20 years of HPCC", by Frank Wales.
10:20 - 11:10"Information sources for HP handhelds users", by Jake Schwartz.
11:10 - 11:40"HP49 Hardware Key Response" by Jean-Yves Avenard.
11:40 - 12:00Break.
12:00 - 13:00 Tony Duell's wonderful HP9100 talk ' 1+1 and 1+1 equals 9100 '.
13:00 - 14:30Lunch break. Bring your own food and eat on the premises, or go to local eating places, which will be pointed out. Some packed lunches will be available.
AFTERNOON SESSION - REFLECTING ON THE FUTURE
14:30 - 15:30 HP presentation roadmap for the future of HP calculators, followed by a discussion with HP.
15:30 - 16:00"How clubs see possible ways of interacting with HP" by Bruce Horrocks
16:00 - 16:30 "XCAS (Bernard Parisse's eXtended Computer Algebra System) and HP possible futures" by J.Manrique Lopez.
16:30 - 17:00Break.
17:00 - 17:30"Algebra on the HP48" by Phillipe Roussel.
17:30 - 18:00"Excellence in HP Financial Calculators" by Richard J. Nelson.
18:00 - 18:30Prizegiving: "What is This?" and "door prizes".
18:30 - 19:00Shut down for the day, farewell to people attending only on Saturday.
19:00 - 19:10Go to conference dinner or meet, in the Southside bar as on Friday.
19:15 Drinks before dinner, in the Polish Hearth Club, see map.
19:30 Conference Dinner, for people who have registered for it.
21:30 After the dinner, people can go to where others are already meeting.


SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

We do not expect to have a priest with us this year, but people wishing to attend church services in the morning can do so at one of the many churches in the area.

MORNING SESSION - INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
09:00 - 10:00 Conference room open, Poster viewing.
10:00 - 10:10 Announcements, etc.
10:10 - 10:30 "Examples of Internet Bargain Hunting" by Paul Hubbert.
10:30 - 11:30 "Presentation of the unreleased linux-based HP Jornada X25", by Wlodek Mier-Jedrzejowicz. with an opportunity to buy some afterwards (price approx US$300).
11:30 - 12:00 Break.
12:00 - 13:00 Jean-Yves Avenard
13:00 Hand in Programming Contest Entries to Richard Nelson by this time.
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break. Bring your own food and eat on the premises, or go to local eating places, which will be pointed out.
AFTERNOON SESSION - INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
14:30 - 15:30 Tony Duell and Richard Nelson have suggested a session on calculator repairs; bring your problems for discussion and demonstration.
15:30 - 17:00 Optional visit to the Science Museum, 10 minutes walk away, to see the Babbage machines and the HP-65 exhibit. The conference room can be left open for people who wish to continue talking about repairs.
17:00 - 18:00 "Keeping The HP Tradition Alive By following New Paths" by Marc Staps followed by group discussion regarding clubs in the future.
18:00 - 18:30 Prizegiving: Best Speaker vote and Award, Programming Contest Winner Award, and door prizes.
18:30 - 19:00 Packing up


MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

07:30 - 10.00.Farewell meeting over breakfast at Imperial College Sherfield Building, see map.


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