After trying all the available connections that my fellow writers offered, I ran in a panic to the local Radio Shack desperate for someway to connect and purchased a USB/Ethernet connector. It took another full frustrating day to realize that I couldn't get the drivers to recognize the device on my laptop. At two days into the conference, I felt like a runner who tripped and fell flat on my face during the first ten feet of a race and as of this morning, I was questioning whether I would finish at all.
As a last resort, I purchased some 3.25 floppy disks (when was the last time you've done that) and saved the file to a floppy. I then loaded the file on the a connected PC's desktop and copied and pasted it to make a post. Success for me was found in the most roundabout way and I never dreamed that sneakernet would be my salvation. I actually considered this morning re-typing the entire report into a connected PC and the only thing that saved my fingers from exhaustion was a simple floppy disk.