[Board] Potential location for AGM/Sol Katz etc

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Jul 10 03:41:50 PDT 2012

Hi Jo,

After seeing the note from the Beijing FOSS4G 2012 list I have been 
wondering the same thing: What are our alternatives for the OSGeo Annual 
General Meeting (AGM), Sol Katz, benchmarking, etc?

Nottingham/OSGIS is one option (sounds like the obvious one), thank you 
for suggesting it. However if we go that route then we'd be pointing 
people there two years in a row. Maybe not that big a deal, but before 
settling on that option I'd like to see what our other options are... 
and if we have any practical way to make the AGM and Sol Katz happen in 
Asia even if that means having less participants for this year.

Another option that was mentioned in the Beijing email is The Asian 
Geospatial Forum, September 2012, Hanoi, Vietnam, which will have an 
OSGeo session. http://www.asiageospatialforum.org/ ... I have no idea 
whether they would be interested in hosting our AGM and Sol Katz events, 
and whether it has enough OSGeo taste and contents to attract enough 
people from the OSGeo core to make it a viable alternative.

There is also the Japanese chapter that usually has a conference in the 
fall. I don't follow them closely, but if I read the site right then it 
would have happened already ... last week... 

Are there other options that I didn't think of?

I'd suggest we take the next two days to discuss options on this list 
and then settle on something at the board meeting on Thursday.


On 12-07-10 6:14 AM, Jo Cook wrote:
> Hi All,
> Given the announcement about FOSS4G 2012, I was wondering if you all
> felt that OSGIS in Nottingham would be a good venue for the AGM, Sol
> Katz etc. It's 4th-5th of September, at almost the same venue as FOSS4G
> will be next year (same campus but not same venue)- and we (the LOC)
> were already planning to invite board members along to view the venue
> and meet the committee.
> http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/osgis/home.aspx
> What do you think?
> Jo
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