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    Suggestions of improvements to International Convention The visit of every member to the International Convention should be as enjoyable and rejuvenating as
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      Suggestions of improvements to International Convention

      The visit of every member to the International Convention should be as
      enjoyable and rejuvenating as possible. Here are some simple suggestions
      from a member who has attended Conventions for nearly half a century. They
      will make attending future conventions a joy.

      Map

      A map of Adyar Estate showing locations of all the key buildings and
      temporary structures is badly needed for all visitors and delegates. The
      map should identify locations where all key convention activities take
      place so that delegates will have no difficulty in reaching the locations.
      The map should also identify locations where clean western style restrooms
      and water fountains are located. The map also should indicate location of
      Internet and telephone access.

      Phone numbers

      A list of key phone numbers covering such as the Security Gates, Key
      Offices and Buildings, emergency contacts, etc. Two telephone numbers,
      manned by English speaking persons, should be accessible round the clock
      during the convention so that any delegate can reach them for any need they
      have.

      Meet and greet

      Most airline flights from outside the country reach Chennai at midnight or
      later. It is tortuous to navigate and reach Adyar Estate. A meet and greet
      facility can be devised so that arriving delegates can be met by a English
      Speaking representative of TS at the airport and facilitate transport to
      Adyar. This is invaluable and a small fee can be charged and most will opt
      to take advantage of it. It will make travel to Adyar a pleasant experience.

      Telephone Access

      Delegates will have a need to make local telephone calls for various
      purposes. Every building should provide telephone access to delegates.

      Internet Access and Wifi

      It appears that every office at Adyar has broadband. Computers with
      printers should be provided in each office and as well as the Enquiry
      office so that delegates can access Internet. In addition, the offices
      should make wifi available so that delegates with high end phones and other
      wifi devices can access Internet. These days Internet is a indispensable
      tool and is no longer a luxury.

      Convention Czar

      There is a need to have Convention Czar with sufficient authority to take
      decisions and be accessible round the clock.

      All of the key information above should be made available in the Delegate
      Packet.

      We do not know who makes the nitty gritty decisions regarding the
      conventions. I urge General Secretaries and other key leaders to follow up
      and push for implementation of the above suggestions. They are win-win kind
      of improvements that will help every delegate during the 2013 convention.

      MKR


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