If you were to do a search for “Isan convention” in Google, foremost amongst the early returns would be Udon Thani City’s Centara Hotel & Convention Centre. That’s actually quite impressive.
However, elsewhere in the World, there is evidently a convention center in Oyo, Nigeria, called Isan Ekiti; and another in Bohol, Philippines called Bil-Isan. Further, in Nigeria’s Ekiti State, there is apparently a town called Isan. Oddly enough, if you click the link to that town in the Wikipedia article Ekiti State, one is currently brought to the article on Thailand’s Isaan (see Towns and administrative divisions).
Any conventions held at those venues would be Isan conventions. And so would any convention held anywhere within the entire Isaan region.
But the term becomes even broader. If the International Seafarers Assistance Network (ISAN) held a convention, it would become an ISAN convention. The same would be said for the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience (ISAN).
Of course, there are other uses for the word “convention,” such as a widely used and recognized practice or procedure or device or technique. Thus, there are conventions involved in assigning an International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN).
All I am attempting to do with this post is point out how vast the results can be with a simple search term. Sometimes, it is necessary to be more specific.
Oklahoma Freethought Convention 2011 (speech 4 of 5) – AronRa
Uploaded by TheThinkingAtheist on Aug 15, 2011
Aron-Ra is an autodidact and recurring student listed among the most influential internet activists advocating rationalism in science education.
His video series summarizing the ‘Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism’ has been mirrored, featured, referenced, and recommended by many professional scientists, secularists, and educators, and has attracted some 60,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AronRa