By the end of the opening remarks for the conference, Wayne H. Knox, professor from Inst. Of Optics Univ. of Rochester introduced his wife and said (not exactly like this, I tried my best to remember):
“Many years ago, we came here for a conference. We had only 1 kid. Each time after we go back from the conference, we have a new baby. Now we have 6 kids and 1 grandkid.
Once during NLO conference, someone asked: "What do you do with our spouses?" Then we decided to have a Hawaiian cultural workshop for the families. It was very successful.
This year, there will be a workshop as well. People can learn and also have a chance to perform at the wed. conference Luau. “
His wife started the conference with a beautiful Traditional Hawaian chant.
Indeed, this is a really family friendly conference. Many attendees bring their families with them. The hotel, as a resort, has many kids activities. For example, they have Koi Fish feeding every morning and evening.
I saw many professors enjoy family time at the kids swimming pool. It has a slide. Kids absolutely love it.
Hope you all enjoy the conference like I do.