Y2K Panels April 12 and May 4 in DC

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Posted at GICC:

These panel programs promise to be extremely interesting with lots of new information being made public for the first time. Please feel free to circulate this press release to others who may be interested. All are welcome to attend these free programs. A video of the program may be made available for viewing on the Web at a later date. Watch the Announcements page after May 12 at http://www.gwu.edu/~y2k/keypeople for details at that time.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Hughes April 6, 2000 (202) 994-9023


EVENT: The George Washington University's Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning is sponsoring two panel programs on "Y2K: What Happened and What Has Been Happening Since January 1?" Panelists will focus on

~ national and global Y2K efforts and Y2K-related problems,

~ lessons being learned, and

~ continuing concerns.

Related topics include:

~ the March 29, 2000 final report of the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion at http://www.y2k.gov/docs/LASTREP3.htmand

~ the March 22, 2000 responses from John Koskinen to a set of questions posed by Paula Gordon concerning national and global Y2K efforts to be posted at http://gwu.edu/~y2k/keypeople/gordon by April 10

~ the possible effect of Y2K and embedded systems problems on the energy sector

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, and Thursday, May 4, 2000 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: The George Washington University 103 Funger Hall, 22nd and G Streets NW Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro, blue and orange lines)

COST: Free and open to the public

Panelists for the April 12 program:

Olivia Bosch, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

Stuart Rodman, Institute for Ecological Life Systems

Bud Hamilton, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Georgia State University

TBA, American Petroleum Institute (Invited)

Stuart Umpleby, Professor, Department of Management Science and Director, Research Program in Social and Organizational Learning (RPSOL), GW University

Paula Gordon, Director of Special Projects, RPSOL, GW University

Media Questioner:

TBA, Reuters (Invited)

See the Announcements page at http://www.gwu.edu/~y2k/keypeople/gordon after April 21 for additional details concerning the next program.

-- abc (abc@ab.dc), April 07, 2000


DC did happen to have some rather extensive contingency plans in place for the rollover. Here's a December 19 Washington Post article about those plans.


-- A slice (of@Y2K.history), April 07, 2000.

This announcement is interesting. The previous announcement had the "media questioner" as WorldNetDaily. After a round of guffaws about that one from most of the folks here it appears that Paula has decided that having someone from Reuters (TBA) sounds a little more.....professional? Anyone want to bet that no one from Reuters shows up unless Paula somehow gets little Elian on the panel?

-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), April 07, 2000.

Related topics include:

~ the March 29, 2000 final report of the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion at http://www.y2k.gov/docs/LASTREP3.htm


-- (Now@HTML.enhanced), April 07, 2000.

What can I say -- beat that dead horse! And why not. Unless you kick it a few more times, how do you know it's really dead and not faking it? Plus, a dead horse never bites back.

-- E.H. Porter (Just Wondering@About.it), April 07, 2000.

Paula Gordon has become the George Hamilton of Y2k

-- CJS (cjs@noemail.com), April 07, 2000.

"free and open to the public"

Too expensive!

-- (nemesis@awol.com), April 07, 2000.

The definition of chutzpah used to be a kid who killed his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan.

Now it is holding a y2k seminar in the year 2000.

-- Lars (lars@indy.net), April 07, 2000.

Wow, Paula, you really ARE unsinkable...:)

Be sure to book an extra day for another extremely intellectual GWU seminar, "Dentistry for Y2K- Will Mechanical Drills Make a Comeback in the Year of No Electricity?" hosted by P. Gordon with visiting professor T. Fairy.

-- FactFinder (FactFinder@bzn.com), April 07, 2000.

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