[OSGeo-Conf] CfP 2016 called for

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Nov 12 06:35:47 PST 2014

Hi Arnulf,

Although I cannot speak for the OSGeo Conference Committee, I did table 
this issue at last month's OSGeo Board meeting[1], and the Board agreed 
that it is very important to get moving on this, and then a subsequent 
request[2] to the OSGeo Conference Committee chair regarding the Request 
for Proposal went unanswered.

This is on my mind constantly (and as recent as last night on private 
IRC I mentioned this to another Board member).  I too have been 
approached directly by several groups (who I believe should not be named 
until they publicly choose to bid) and it has been relayed to me how 
much time in advance is needed to start preparing venues etc. for an 
event of FOSS4G size.

So, tomorrow at the next OSGeo Board meeting[3] we will again discuss 
this issue.  Personally, I will give the OSGeo Conference Committee 
members and the community until Monday to champion the 2016 request, and 
if no response I will kick the process off ("git er done" so to speak).

Thanks for giving the strong nudge.  This is important and, it must/will 
happen soon.

[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2014-10-16
[2] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2014-October/012257.html
[3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Board_Meeting_2014-11-13



Jeff McKenna
President, OSGeo

On 2014-11-12 5:24 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
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> Folks,
> there are several contenders who are waiting for the FOSS4G CfP 2016
> to go out. I know for sure that FOSSGIS (the German language OSGeo
> Local Chapter) and also Lausanne in Switzerland (where the first
> edition in 2006 took place) are ready to propose. Due to the size of
> the conference and also the special anniversary (10 years hosted by
> OSGeo) we believe that it is time to get going, otherwise it may be
> hard to get an appropriate venue.
> Can you indicate when the CfP will be published? Or would you also
> allow early submission (because from all that I can tell the CfP will
> probably just be a slightly modified version of the past years).

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