moving Crypto?

Arnold G. Reinhold reinhold at
Thu Aug 2 18:11:41 EDT 2001

At 9:25 AM -0400 8/1/2001, Derek Atkins wrote:
>There are many alternative conferences than Crypto, and many of them
>are already outside the US.  Indeed, the IACR already runs EuroCrypt
>and AsiaCrypt.
>Personally, I think that trying to move Crypto is just an
>over-reaction to the current situation.  If the situation really does
>get worse (and the egg-in-face arrest wasn't an abberation) then
>perhaps the conference should get moved to a more friendly North
>American country.

I don't think it is an overreaction. Would you hold a political 
science conference in China right now?  Moving to Canada would be an 
important statement.  I'd prefer Toronto because it's a fairly 
central location, but Vancouver is cool too.


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