There is one bonus of being a researcher, as I understood, getting plenty of opportunities to ski conferences. In a ski conference, normally there is at least some decent discount on the ski pass provided for us. The discount may not be really interesting or important for a people decided to ski, given the energy and time one must devote to. However, a ski conference will definitely be attractive as an undeniable excuse for the one to spend a week on the slope during the dark and boring Swedish winter.
Last week, I took the opportunity and went to Åre, where is the largest and the leading Swedish ski resort.
It was an event organized by The Swedish INterdisciplinary Graduate School in Register-Based Research (SINGS) within the Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdate in the Social And Medical Scienes (SIMSAM). In the event, two world-leading professors Sander Greenland and Miguel Hernán in epidemiology were invited to give audients some lectures as a Workshop on Advanced Methods.
Besides all the academic discussions, we had sauna, swimming, ski, cross-country ski, snowmobile and avalanche rescuer!
Oh yes! @_@
Every night, all audience were also invited to different stunning restaurants for a 3-course dinner!
Although I can not enjoy snowboarding this time, I do appreciate the luxury memory spent with other scientists in the fire of woods, snowy and sunny weather, but pleasant atmosphere
Remember, everything is free of charge!