This is the first session at the annual American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics meeting. Notice how it's quite unattended. I think it's because the city is just about shut down due to Hurricane Sandy and many people had canceled flights.
Obviously I made the meeting (my advisor got stuck back in Lincoln, arriving in Providence two days late and missing my poster session). However, my suitcase did not make it to Providence until five days AFTER me and United Airlines said they would reimburse me for the clothes I needed to buy to attend the conference. Unfortunately the only nearby store that was open was a Macy's, which sells lots of expensive clothes. So I spent a lot and got not too much. I'm used to shopping at Target.