Thursday, May 10, 2007

Security Tight At BIO2007

As you can imagine, security was quite tight at the convention center during the BIO2007 conference. This was especially evident on Tuesday during the visit of Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan. Special Operations officers lined the walkways -- I would post a picture but they asked that I not photograph them.

Because of an over-abundance of caution and fear of activists, there were a half-dozen chemical-warfare specialists on hand with special equipment to detect anything from poison gas to biological weapons. There was even this armored vehicle parked nearby:

Despite the stepped up efforts, the security personnel were extremely friendly and every one that I met bent over backwards to answer questions or to help as necessary (they even had me sit on one of the police motorcycles for a photo op).

Overall, it was a quiet and uneventful time for security -- just the way everyone wanted it. Apparently, more officers should have been over at the Boston Pops!

1 comment:

Agnello said...

Excellent BIO 2007 , well organised and the people attnding to us were very friendly.

Congrats to all the Organiser of BIO 2007 ! great Job.