UPDATE #2, 3 Mar 2008: Well have finally received half hearted and limp 'apology' email from someone at IIR late this afternoon. Apparently they sent the email a few weeks ago to an old email address. This is in spite of the fact that I sent them an email & made a telephone call pre-Christmas 2007 to advise the conference organiser that that address was no longer valid. Also they would have received a 'no such address' response from the mail server at the old address. All around a pretty annoying situation.
UPDATE #1, 3 Mar 2008: Well it seems that I will not be presenting at this conference after all since it was cancelled. The only problem with this is that nobody told me that. Much to my chagrin I turned up at the venue only to find nobody else there! To sum up, I am more than a little miffed at this. Not only did I take a day off paying work to present at this conference, I also spent a lot of time preparing my presentation. Thus far the conference organising firm - IIR - has NOT contacted me even after I phoned them this morning to ask what was going on. Nor has the website been updated to indicate the cancellation. Not a very professional approach to things in my book!
NOTE TO IIR: I'm not feeling the love y'know :(
3 - 4 March 2008, Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney
By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire