You want free wifi at ASA? Probably too late to change anything for 2009. Besides, if ASA didn’t devote resources to providing wired connections, there would be all this fallout about how the organization isn’t sensitive to the needs of members who cannot afford laptops, etc..
However: it’s only a matter of time before there is a resolution by ASA membership to forbid the organization from holding the annual meeting in a state where same-sex marriage is illegal. So long as it is only a matter of time, how about starting next year, with ASA 2010 in Atlanta? If there is a push by the ASA membership to move ASA 2010 to the temperate summer climate of Des Moines, I am optimistic that a generous wifi policy could be negotiated with hotels there. Equally so with ASA 2011 in
Montpelier Portland, Maine.