I created it in 2001. It was all about animal minds/consciousness and the border/boundary that some people think exists between humans and nonhuman animals. "Minds" and "Borders."
So "Minding the Borders" seemed like a clever name for the conference. Today, it makes it seem as if I want to build a wall and patrol it. Which is tragically ironic, of course, since the point of the conference was about tearing down walls. Much like Pink FLoyd, I don't think I've ever met a wall I didn't want to tear down. Except, maybe, in public restrooms. Anyway. That email address became one I would use from time to time after the conference. Always have to explain myself, though. Sigh. If only I had called the conference, and the associated hotmail address, "RefusingToMindTheBorders." Hindsight.