[Board] Call for vote the OpenGeoscience townhall & award at OGRS2018

Massimiliano Cannata massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch
Tue Jun 12 03:19:34 PDT 2018

Dear Open Geosescience committe members

in view of the OpenGeoscience committee mandate and objective
of interfacing the OSGeo communities and other geoscience organisations, I
would like to propose to allocate *1300 USD* as part of
<https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Geoscience_Committee/budget_2018> to
connect with OGRS community at OGRS 2018 symposium by means of organizing
an OSGeo Townhall (networking event [1]) , as follow:

Venue rental cost: none
Catering cost: 700 USD
Promotional material: 100 USD (Posters/flyers promoting OSGeo)
OpenGeoscience Award: 500 USD (see

Proposed budget allocatin  is:
- 800 USD from the not used budget for EGU townhall (used 1,400 USD out
of 2,600 USD)
- 500 USD for award from unforenseen costs

*Expected Audience Size*
50 - 80 people (guesstimate from 2016 attendance OGRS numbers)

*Organizing team* (Draft, add your name!)
Massimiliano Cannata, Ivan Marchesini (tbc)

*Support by OSGeo*
Finacial support
Use of Logos
Volunteers: Preparation phase, event hosting, presentations during the
event (-> OpenGeoScience Committee).

Doctorate Students, PostDocs, Researchers, Activists, Leaders, Visionaries,
Decision Makers, Funding Agencies

[1] Townhalls are hosted in the evening following the conclusion of all
scientific tracks. The events last one hour and usually have presentations
/ announcements taking up the first 20 minutes, to allow for an open
discussion among the attendees. During this phase, refreshments are
provided to ensure a lively and convivial atmosphere.

Best regards,

*Massimiliano Cannata*

Professore SUPSI in ingegneria Geomatica

Responsabile settore Geomatica

Istituto scienze della Terra

Dipartimento ambiente costruzione e design

Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana

Campus Trevano, CH - 6952 Canobbio

Tel. +41 (0)58 666 62 14

Fax +41 (0)58 666 62 09

massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch

*www.supsi.ch/ist <http://www.supsi.ch/ist>*
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