[OSGeo-Conf] CfP 2016 called for
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Nov 12 06:35:47 PST 2014
Although I cannot speak for the OSGeo Conference Committee, I did table
this issue at last month's OSGeo Board meeting, and the Board agreed
that it is very important to get moving on this, and then a subsequent
request 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 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
On 2014-11-12 5:24 AM, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
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> 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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