00:09:14 - 00:11:33 Travel
travel, congresses and conferences, Boston, Canada, Mexico, Europe; reception
There was some travel. My first paper was written and I had to present that at a conference, and I did that in the early '70s in Boston, I can remember it very clearly. Then I began presenting papers two or three times a year and going to conferences and not only going to conferences in this country but in Canada and Mexico and many countries in Europe. [This] was very exciting for me at first but after about fifteen or twenty years it became routine and I was amazed at how blasé I became about visiting foreign countries.
In general, what was the reception like when you went to these meetings?
We were required to give a paper if we were going to a conference and giving a paper was such a good way to introduce yourself to the attendees and you know if I could give a paper early in the conference then all the attendees felt like they knew me because the people who had attended my session would [know] about what I was doing and my work. And it was very friendly. It was a way to network. They'd tell me what they were doing and some people would even collaborate with me or fund some of my research. So it was a really positive experience and [I became] a little bit [of] a star you know, when you get people who come every chance they can to see what you've done recently. So it was a lot fun for me.