[OSGeo Africa] Hosting FOSS4G 2008 in South Africa

Gavin Fleming GavinF at mintek.co.za
Thu May 17 16:25:58 EDT 2007

Hi all

Some of you might be going to FOSS4G2007 (http://www.foss4g2007.org/). FOSS4G presented by OSGEO is the premier international Free and Open Source Geospatial conference series and OSGEO is aiming for FOSS4G2008 to be ' the geospatial conference of the year'. Well, OSGEO has just released the RFP to host FOSS4G2008 ( http://www.osgeo.org/conference/ <http://www.osgeo.org/conference/> ) and I'd like to put in a proposal to host it in SA.

I'm sending this to the Africa OSGEO list and the GISSA committee. Feel free to forward it to others who might be interested, especially anyone else in SA who's thinking of putting in a bid (let's not split the chances) ;-). The proposal has to be submitted by July 20 so we have to hit the ground running.  If you'd like to support this and volunteer to be part of the local organising committee, please get back to me asap. We need to put a budget together, secure a date and venue and most of all identify sponsors. 

Gavin Fleming
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