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Old 2011-09-10, 04:03 AM
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Default IGS2011 Report by Cathy Candler and Jan McCleskey

As first time attendees, we were very pleased with the 2011 IGS international conference in Cancun Mexico. The conference location was delightful but more importantly we found the scientific interactions we had come for. Our involvement in handwriting research is in instruction for children with dysgraphia. As occupational therapists our focus is on transcription skills and we work with children with many types of disability. The conference allowed us to make connections with researchers from Australia to France to Israel with similar interests. Our conversations brought exchanges that manuscripts and email just don't substitute for. We found the organization of the conference, with poster and social times, well planned for this type of interaction.

We were pleased with the varied levels of expertise at the event. All attendees were good scholars with some operating on an international scale and others more locally focused. Students made worthy contributions as well. One of the things that attracted us to this event was the opportunity to look at handwriting from completely different points of view. We were naive to the field of handwriting forensics and amazed by the sessions on brain-machine interface. We wanted to be exposed to areas new to us and we were not disappointed.

The company was cordial. We felt very welcome. IGS was very helpful in assisting us in the processes of paper submission, registration, and travel details related to the conference. We recommend the experience.

Catherine Candler and Jan McCleskey
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