[Board] FOSS4G 2007 Wrap Up
Jeroen.Ticheler at fao.org
Tue Jan 15 00:30:58 PST 2008
I would like to thank you once more for the great work you and your
whole team did in organizing the conference!! I'm sure to do that on
behalf of the whole community. It was a great event that we won't
forget soon. You've put the bar high for those that are next in line.
Thanks again and congratulations,
On Jan 15, 2008, at 6:28 AM, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> I want to thank OSGeo for bringing FOSS4G 2007 to Victoria. We had
> a great conference, and for me personally it was a peak life
> experience, never to be replicated!
> Our conference organizer, Sea To Sky Conferences, has been steadily
> closing off the books over the last few months, paying our
> suppliers and bringing in the final receivables. Today I received
> the final report, and have placed a public version online on the
> conference site.
> Thanks to a paid attendance that was 60% higher than expected,
> refunds from our A/V supplier (due to the wireless network and
> plenary issues) and lower than expected food costs, FOSS4G 2007
> will return a surplus of just over $110,000CAD to OSGeo.
> The huge extra attendance was a great reflection on the enthusiasm
> for OSGeo and what we are doing in the larger geospatial
> community. The comments and evaluations in the final report are
> well worth reading, they reflect the high value that people felt
> the presentations, labs, workshops and demos provided -- when our
> community gets together to talk, what we have to say has tremendous
> Thanks again, everybody, for a great conference, and really
> memorable week.
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