I got this link from Eszter Hargittai via FB. Directions for how to download schedule information WITH LOCATIONS from the ASA my schedule link into Outlook. It turns out this also works for Google calendar. The steps for Google include saving the calendar file, deciding whether to create a separate ASA calendar (I made a separate one to be sure it was set to Mountain time to avoid time zone issues that are endemic to Google calendar) or just use your regular one, selecting “other calendar” and “import” and then making sure the calendar you imported to shows. It worked. http://djjr-courses.wikidot.com/asa:calendar
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6 thoughts on “ASA Calendar with locations!”
This is great. Since the calendar files are just text documents, you can also just open them up and read them to get the room numbers.
I hope the ASA doesn’t turn this off now that it is public thanks to Dan Ryan’s detective work. Since the location information isn’t in the web or PDF versions of “My Schedule”, I’m thinking that this is a bug and not a feature.
My guess is that the rooms got activated fairly late in the process and got added when they became known. I can’t imagine why the schedule shouldn’t be public, although obviously “my schedule” is personalized and requires a login.
I had always assumed that they kept the locations a secret and hard to pass along to reduce the number of conference crashers. When I was a graduate student, there was a year or two when I wasn’t on the program and attended. I would have seriously considered not paying if I could have gotten the room information without registering.
If they do that, it is with requiring badges for entry to the convention area. I believe the public is often allowed at sessions; I know they try to get press coverage.