I was composing a comment for the comment thread here in which I propose an argument for keeping the E-APA meeting between Christmas and New Years. I was trying to explain why professional inconveniences should trump personal ones. The argument was that because the E-APA meeting is a meeting of our professional organization, it should be held in a way that does not conflict with our professional activities. That is, I was going to allege that the fact that the APA is a professional organization gives us reason to hold the meeting while we're supposed to be on vacation.
But then I read the sentences over again, and I thought, What? No it doesn't. If it's a professional meeting, it should cut into professional time, not vacation time--not family time. This, in conjunction with some of the other points people have made, has caused me to reconsider. Maybe we should try to hold it during the first week or so in January. I'll be damned.
How's that grab you?