1. Steal an AAA program.
2. Find page which begins each day’s listings and fold it in half in the program. Now you can easily locate each day.
3.Go through each day’s listings and turn down the corner every time the start time of the sessions change — when the listing of all the 2 pm sessions begins, for instance, then turn that page down. Now each day is broken up into discrete time slots.
3. In each time slot, browse through all the sessions and circle the ones that look interesting to you.
4. When you are done quickly rescan the time slot in question and compare all the titles of sessions you have circled and decide which one.
5. Gratz! You’ve just created your time table for the AAAs!
Some people prefer to jump around between sessions in order to catch individual papers or to see which of two sessions they like better. In practice I find this rarely works and is a big pain.
The result of this method is a totally mangled program full of dogeared pages that looks like you beat it up but which is actually very user-friendly. I often clip together pages for times when I know I’m busy and rip out and smoke pages which contain the work of authors I particularly dislike. It is up to you to decide how badly you want to mangle the program you have stolen. I personally like to take advantage of the affordances that paper offers, but your mileage may vary.