Cell phones and Blackberries (wireless PDAs) aren't welcome at the National Conference Center, and there are no plans to change that.

“People complain about it all the time, but we don't do anything about it,” says Bruce McIntosh, vice president and general manager of the Lansdowne, Va., facility. The people complaining are the attendees, but the corporate bosses like the arrangement. “Everybody knows you have a more effective result if people aren't thinking about other things,” McIn

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