[OSGeo-Conf] Re: Sydney's formal bid to host the FOSS4G 2009
pramsey at refractions.net
Wed Jan 16 00:16:19 EST 2008
Folks, I've emailed Cara and suggested that we use the OSGeo
conference facility, so the international call-ins can avoid
The dial-in information is available here:
And the meeting time is as previously agreed:
On 15-Jan-08, at 5:25 PM, Cara Heathcote wrote:
> Dear Jeff and Sydney Committee members,
> We would be delighted to facilitate a discussion of Sydney's bid to
> FOSS4G 2009.
> I look forward to speaking with you then.
> Kind Regards,
> Cara Heathcote
> Bid Coordinator
> Sydney Convention and Visitors Bureau
> Level 13, 80 William St Sydney NSW 2011 Australia
> Tel: 61 2 9332 5220 Fax: 61 2 9360 1223
> cheathcote at scvb.com.au
> AccessNSW is a free event planning service provided by the Sydney
> Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visit www.accessnsw.com.au for more
> The SCVB (ABN 42 002 630 364) understands that privacy is an important
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff McKenna [mailto:jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca]
> Sent: Wednesday, 16 January 2008 10:29 AM
> To: Cameron Shorter
> Cc: Tyler Mitchell; Paul Ramsey; Bruce Bannerman; Tim Bowden; Chris
> Tweedie; Searle, Ben; Jeff Waugh; Pia Waugh; Shoaib Burq; Shoaib Burq;
> Frank Warmerdam; Marie-Claire Henry; Virginia Loyola; Cara Heathcote;
> Kerry Richardson; conference
> Subject: Re: Sydney's formal bid to host the FOSS4G 2009 Conference
> Cameron and fellow Sydney Committee,
> Thank you for your proposal to host the FOSS4G 2009 conference.
> Even though yours was the only bid submitted, it is important that
> we go
> through the proposal question period (ending on the 25th) and decision
> process to fully understand your bid. I would like to propose that
> representatives from your bidding team and the OSGeo conference
> committee members hold a conference call to discuss this proposal,
> possibly on Tues 22nd 9AM Sydney time, which is Mon 21st 5PM EST .
> For the record, the Sydney proposal files have been posted on the
> conference page.
> Thank you again.
>  http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp
> Jeff McKenna
> OSGeo VP Conferences
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Jeff McKenna and the OSGeo Conference Committee,
>> It is with great pride that I present Sydney's formal bid to host the
>> FOSS4G 2009 conference.
>> This bid has been collated by a professional, enthusiastic team
>> with a
>> great collective breath of experience. I'm confident that a FOSS4G
>> conference in Australia will be an event to remember and I hope you
>> Attached you should find two documents, the proposal and the budget.
>> The budget has been quoted in Australian dollars. Today, 11 January
>> 2008, the exchange rate is:
>> 1.00 AUD = $0.89 USD
>> The key elements of the budget are:
>> Early Bird Participant = $695 AUD = $622 USD
>> Standard Participant = $795 AUD = $711 USD
>> Conference Dinner = $130 AUD = $ USD
>> Total Fixed Costs = $213,850 AUD = $191,248 USD
>> Total Variable Costs = $449,050 AUD = $401,590 USD
>> Net Surplus = $35,863 AUD = $32,073 USD
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