[Board] Initial thoughts on the AGM @ Portland

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Apr 7 05:13:04 PDT 2014

Hi Jody, Jachym,

Excellent points.  It already is in lightning talk format, and has been
for many years; if we want it in the main program we should request this
to the local committee right away.  I'll send a request now.  I've also
added this item to Thursday's Board meeting agenda.


On 2014-04-07, 2:48 AM, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
> It was afternoon. Since FOSS4G is *the* OSGeo conference, it should be IMHO part
> of the main program, some time before lunch?
> J
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2014 at 02:01:00PM +1000, Jody Garnett wrote:
>>    The AGM was not well attended last year - despite offering some of the
>>    more inspiration stories on the value of our foundation today. Wonder if
>>    we could move to a lightening talk format and a higher profile in the
>>    program?
>>    Jody Garnett
>>    On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 4:00 AM, Jeff McKenna
>>    <[1]jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>>      Hello Board,
>>      Helena Mitasova was just asking about a possible venue for an update on
>>      the status of the Geo4All/ICA-OSGeo network at FOSS4G Portland, which
>>      reminds me that we should at least start planning for the OSGeo AGM.
>>      Darrell from the LOC will reserve an hour slot for us again.  It will be
>>      a nice opportunity to hear status reports from OSGeo committees, local
>>      chapters, projects, and other initiatives such as Geo4All.
>>      I feel this is an important hour, and I'll make sure to remind Darrell
>>      of this timeslot again later.
>>      For now, you can add your status report on the wiki agenda:
>>      [2]http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2014
>>      Talk soon,
>>      -jeff

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