„That's the attraction of the conference circuit: it's a way of converting work into play, combining professionalism with tourism, and all at someone else's expense. Write a paper and see the world! I'm Jane Austen – fly me!“

—  David Lodge, Part IV, ch. 1, p. 231.
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