Harvard's name... and its nice location help. As the organizer of
Cornell's equivalent last year, I discovered how hard it is to drag people
to Ithaca (for last year's web page:
http://www.cjs.cornell.edu/students/clubs/tmc/symposium/ ). Ours was a
good event, and Harvard upped the ante this year (though Cornell is one of
the participating schools helping them out - a role which I am playing
right now). Cornell's symposium this year is being organized now (I've
moved on so it's not me any more), but I imagine it will be pretty good.
It's supposedly on August 8th, and I know confirmed speakers include Dan
Hesse, CEO of AT&T wireless, Rob Ryan - Founder of Ascend, and the CEO of
P.S. For those who don't understand, Cornell is the "inferiority complex"
of the Ivy League. We hate it when other schools do something well, 'cause
we think it takes away from us. Well, at least we have a pumpkin hanging
off our clock tower...