[OSGeo-Conf] Fwd: [Board] wondering about short interest in proposals this year

David Percy percyd at pdx.edu
Sat Feb 2 01:55:54 EST 2008

Oh good, Portland will start reformatting its 2007 bid for 2014 or so

We're actually hosting the Geological Society of America in 2009, and 
that will REALLY burn us out for several years. We did it last in 1996, 
I think. It's like > 10,000 attendees...
Hoping to make it to OZ.

Cameron Shorter wrote:
> In addition to comments so far:
> If a bidding city is not selected, it should not be taken as a 
> refusal, but rather a "please rebid next year". This is what we were 
> thinking in Sydney. If  we lost 2009, then Sydney would have been a 
> strong contender for 2010 or 2011.
> We should be developing a culture where cities expect to put in 2 or 3 
> bids before winning the FOSS4G conference. It will help OSGeo create 
> long term plans about moving the conference around the world.
> The conference committee should be providing feedback to unsuccessful 
> cities, possibly ranking the results to help the cities refine their 
> rebid and know whether their region will likely be selected the 
> following year. ( I'd strongly encourage Europe and Central/South 
> America to consider bidding for 2010 and 2011.)
David Percy
Geospatial Data Manager
Geology Department
Portland State University

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