[Foss4g2012] Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2012 Timeline
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 02:54:03 EST 2012
Thank you very much for your email giving us insight into the activities
of your Local Organising Committee.
An email such as this allows our OSGeo international community to gain
an insight into conference preparations, and will create opportunities
for us to work with you to create a successful conference.
Would it be possible for you, or someone else on the organising
committee to provide a regular email update such as this to the
conference email list? I suggest sending around once per week, or maybe
after each LOC meeting you email out key points that have been discussed
One question I discussed with you earlier was:
"Could the LOC please commit to handing out an OSGeo-Live  DVD (or
USB) at FOSS4G 2012, as has been done at FOSS4G international
conferences since 2009, and also at many local FOSS4G local conferences
too. This will involve including the cost of printing the a DVD or USB
into the conference budget, which will be ~ $1 to $2 per DVD. Should the
LOC commit to handing out the DVD, I will be in a strong position to ask
for volunteers to translate the DVD documentation into Chinese."
Could you please raise this question with your LOC and respond with a
definite yes or no.
On 24/01/2012 1:20 PM, Gao Ang wrote:
> Thank you all very much for your care and advices about FOSS4G 2012.
> The preparation is going smoothly here. After contacting all LoC
> members, I represent them to give the summaries about our progress
> The venue of FOSS4G 2012 is the Beijing Conference Center. The
> conference date is arranged as follows.
> 9th, Sept. (afternoon) - desk registry (one day after openstreetmap
> meeting closing in Tokyo)
> 10th–11th Sept – Workshops
> 12th–15th Sept – Tutorial/Technical/Academy Section
> 16th, Sept – Code Sprint
> The milestone is proposed as follows. It is about one month late if
> comparing with 2011 events. But it can be recovered very soon in
> Chinese way.
> 1) Web-site release 29th Feb 2012 (can be early, after spring festival)
> 2) Announcement of Chinese Sponsors 1st March 2012
> 3) Release of Prospectus for Sponsors 15th March 2012
> 4) Early Bird Registration Start 15th March 2012 to 15 June 2012
> 3) Call for Abstracts: Start 31 March 2012 - Close 30th April 2012
> 4) Call for Workshop and tutorials 31 March 2012 - Close 30th April 2012
> 5) Voting for Technical Session Abstract 1 May 2012 - 15th May 2012
> 6) Abstract acceptance 31 May 2012
> 7) Workshop acceptance 31 May 2012
> 8) Call for Full papers for Academic Session 31 May 2012 with deadline
> 1st July 2012
> 9) Announcement of Keynote Speakers 1st July 2012
> 9) Release Conference Program 10th July 2012
> 10) Issue for support letters for Visa commence 10th July 2012 onwards.
> Visa will be issued in 4 working days at Chinese Embassy or Consulate
> in resident countries.
> Now we are preparing the brochure so that we can contact foreign
> sponsors with it. For local sponsors, we have contacted Chinese
> Academy of Sciences, Supmap GIS and so on. Prof. Song who is now in
> Japan, had a full discussion with Prof. Raghvan, collecting a lot of
> experiences about past events. We also welcome you for your valuable
> suggestions. ("Prof. Song"<song.osgeo at gmail.com>, "Xiong Jie"
> <xiongjie666 at gmail.com> and I<tomgaoang at gmail.com> will follow the
> mail lists and response to the suggestions.)
> Best wishes,
> Conference_dev mailing list
> Conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org
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