The GIS and Remote Sensing (RS) conference went beautifully with loads of talks, posters, and a couple workshops.
All the concern that people would not come was silly. There were a hundred people who checked the website in the week before the conference and the bus was full for the star party. Tee shirts sold out before I could get one my size. The star party was wholly Mongolia in flare with traditional singers, traditional culture stories about the stars, karaoke, dancing, and a 3D movie – all in the middle of nowhere Mongolia
If you are interested in what was discussed, the agenda is posted on the website. The conference dealt heavily with climate change and urban development, issues central to Mongolia now. I will also post abstracts to the website by July 2010.