[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 and 2017 and 2018 Call for Hosting

Eli Adam eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
Thu Dec 18 16:13:34 PST 2014

Conference Committee,

Consistent feedback from previous LOCs is "make the FOSS4G LOC
decision with more time before the event".  The 2016 decision is
slated to be made on 2015-03-01 [1].  Should we launch the 2017
process on 2015-03-02?  It seems that LOCs are eagerly awaiting the
opportunity to bid and are more than prepared once the process

A LOC decision with more time before the event may also be the single
best way to ensure success and reduce risk.  It is also super easy.  I
suggest moving up the 2017 and 2018 timelines.  Until there are
complaints from potential LOCs that the decision is too early or more
importantly if there are no quality bids, then I think the decision
can be made sooner.

Claude, Sorry to hear that there is not suitable date availability at
your top choice venue.  I'm sure that if Lausanne bids it would be one
of several very excellent bids.  Had the bid been earlier and awarded
to Lasanne, I'm sure that the LOC would already be well on the way to
a great conference.

Best regards, Eli

[1] http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp/

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 1:01 AM, Claude Philipona
<claude.philipona at camptocamp.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> Thanks for launching the process.
> We were initially interested in being candidate for the 2016 edition
> in Lausanne 10 years after the 2006 edition and to take advantage of a
> brand new conference venue.
> It finally appears that the venue would not be available at suitable
> dates in September 2016. We are still looking if there is other
> suitable dates, but if not, we would not apply for the 2016 edition.
> Thanks,
> Claude
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:06 AM, Jeff McKenna
> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>> The OSGeo Conference Committee the OSGeo Board of Directors are happy to
>> announce the call for hosting
>> the FOSS4G 2016 event.  With the excitement building for the upcoming
>> event in Seoul, and after such a wonderful event in Portland last
>> September, OSGeo again plans on making the 2016 event *the* geospatial
>> conference of the year.  Please see the following page for the actual
>> request for hosting document, as well as upcoming important dates:
>> http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp/
>> If you have any questions regarding the 2016 call for hosting, feel free
>> to send an email to the conference-dev mailing list (subscribe at
>> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev).
>> Thank you.
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