[Board] Proposal: sponsoring LocationTech Tour 2014

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Jun 11 10:37:43 PDT 2014


Folks,

I also spoke at a location tech event here in the SF area.  I would be
supportive of a $2K sponsorship participation, and I would like to see us
encourage speaker participation from OSGeo projects, something I know
Andrew has been supportive of.

Best regards,
Frank



On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 6:42 AM, Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com
> wrote:

> 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/).
>
> Daniel
>
>
>
> 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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