[OSGeo-Conf] conference web site/ software

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Fri Sep 14 17:34:57 PDT 2012

On 09/14/2012 03:56 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> 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.
> Andrew,
> Yes, that is a reasonable assumption. Most foss4g international events 
> have hired a local Professional Conference Organisor who handled these 
> details.
> 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.

I believe as a next step, it is probably worth talking about via. a 
higher bandwidth form of communication to dive into what the concept is. 
I'm happy to lend my conference bridge for the task. Skype might work 
too depending on how many people are involved.


More information about the Conference_dev mailing list