[OSGeo-Conf] Intention to submit a 'Letter of Intent' for FOSS4G 2016 from Dublin, Ireland

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Dec 18 11:55:36 PST 2014

Hello Peter,

Thanks for giving the community a heads up for your plans.  We look 
forward to receiving your Letter of Intent by the deadline of 9 January.



Jeff McKenna
President, OSGeo

On 2014-12-16 5:20 PM, Peter Mooney wrote:
> My name is Dr. Peter Mooney and I am a Research Fellow at the Irish
> Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Computer Science,
> Maynooth University, Ireland.
> I am delighted to announce to the subscribers of this list that I am
> leading a local organizing committee (LOC) which intends to bid for the
> hosting of FOSS4G 2016 in Dublin Ireland. I have been working for over a
> decade on GIS, Open Data, public access to environmental information and
> open source software.
> I have gathered an experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic (LOC) who
> are very eager to work with the OSGeo and FOSS4G committees in hosting
> this conference in Ireland in 2016. Dublin is European headquarters for
> many major ICT, financial, manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.
> These companies will be engaged as sponsors, delegates and members of
> the LOC. The major drives on open data and public access to geospatial
> information amongst governmental organisations in Ireland will also be a
> driver for the conference.
> Our chosen venue is the iconic Convention Centre, Dublin (CCD). The CCD
> is located right in the heart of Ireland's capital city and just 20
> minutes from Dublin International Airport. The CCD is on the banks of
> the River Liffey and served by Dublin's tram system. The CCD has hosted
> conference events with up to 4,500 delegates. The facilities provided by
> the CCD make it one of the finest such venues internationally. In
> addition to CCD we shall be partnering with local universities and other
> partners to deliver FOSS4G 2016.
> We shall be officially submitting our Letter of Intent well before the
> deadline in January 2015. We are very excited by the challenge and the
> opportunity of bringing this truly outstanding geospatial conference
> event to Dublin in 2016. We wanted to let the OSGeo commmunity know that
> there is lots of planning work going on in Ireland at the moment
> preparing for our bid.
> We will work very hard to ensure that FOSS4G celebrates it's 10th
> Birthday in 2016 in style in one of the friendliest and open cities in
> the world.

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