[Board] Proposal: sponsoring LocationTech Tour 2014

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Wed Jun 11 06:42:47 PDT 2014

Hi Anne, All,

The Tour is a great outreach activity, with stops in several regions, so 
this completely fits our outreach objective. I'd be supportive of OSGeo 
sponsoring, and to get even more return on the investment, I would 
encourage trying to get speakers to show up at each stop to talk about 
OSGeo-related projects and activities. Events like this are always 
looking for good talks/speakers, so it shouldn't be too hard for OSGeo 
members to get in the program, whether we sponsor the Tour or not.

FYI last year I organized the Montreal stop of the Tour, and gave a talk 
at both the Montreal and Ottawa stops. For 2014, I lead the organization 
of the November 12-13 Ottawa/Gatineau stop, which is actually an 
OSGeo/LocationTech conference track as part of the 2 days larger 
Envision Geomatics event (http://visiongeomatique.com/).


On 14-06-11 7:42 AM, Anne Ghisla wrote:
> Hello all,
> LocationTech Tour 2014 has already started, and is today in Geneva:
> http://tour.locationtech.org/2014/
> Last year's 6 event tour drew 723 people and received much positive
> feedback. The original 6 cities are back again for 2014 along with new
> ones, and a greater crowd is expected to take part to the tour.
> OSGeo has the opportunity to sponsor the whole tour for 2k $, as it is
> a guest member of LT.
> Shall we discuss this at tomorrow's Board meeting? Andrew, in cc, could
> answer our questions per mail and perhaps join the meeting.
> Best regards,
> Anne
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