[OSGeo-Conf] conference web site/ software
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 12:56:50 PDT 2012
On 15/09/12 01:05, Andrew Ross wrote:
>> I expect that FOSS4G events would not gain much by handing over
>> complete control to Eclipse. It would be desirable to continue to
>> make use of our OSGeo volunteers who have been doing a great job
>> running conferences to date, however it would be good to provide a
>> level of backup from an Eclipse staff.
> Can you think of specific items that are important in this regard?
> For example, negotiating venue contracts, A/V contracts, catering,
> printing, decorating, etc. etc. I'm guessing the organizing committee
> would want to be aware and have input but frankly leave much of the
> execution work here to staff.
Yes, that is a reasonable assumption. Most foss4g international events
have hired a local Professional Conference Organisor who handled these
There would be an option for Eclipse to take on a portion of the PCO
tasks, probably in conjunction with a local volunteer or PCO.
I suggest you float the concept with Eclipse, and get in principle
support for the idea, then we can draft up a more detailed proposal with
contributions from both Eclipse and the OSGeo Conference committee.
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