Looks like I am one fo those who got stranded in Europe this weekend, due to airspace being closed. Wanted to fly tomorrow from Amsterdam via London to Las Vegas and for a while it did look like it might just go through because I had a later flight than most… Allas, no such luck. Just got confirmation that both my flights for tomorrow got canceled. Not sure if there is any way to rebook as this is bound to be filled with people from Thursday and Friday already. Still keeping my fingers crossed though.
The MMS team has posted an FAQ for European attendees here.
In short and also from other sources:
- If you can not make it, do not cancel attendance to MMS as you now still have access to the CommNet that will contain slide decks and videos soon after each session.
- Make sure to inform the hotel you are staying. Most hotels know about the situation and are very helpfull. No problem to cancel your stay because of this reason.
- Try to catch as much as possible online. Keynotes through webcasts and the rest through recordings and slide decks on COmmNet.
- The MMS team will work hard to get the conference DVDs out as soon as possible
Little chance of going now as all flights on Monday seem to be full already, so we are looking further into the week already. Makes no sense to go now. have to follow as much as possible online.
Just hope my friend Maarten Goet can still make it for his breakouts, so we can enjoy the videos the day after! Good luck man!
For the ones who can attend.. please keep us informed!