[OSGeo-Conf] CfP 2016 called for

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 05:52:48 PST 2014

If we can get the CfP out now, or at least announce that it will be out before December, we encourage people to start thinking and planning.

For FOSS4G2013 our team had started thinking about a bid, dates and locations in 2012 almost 2 years before the event. we didn’t wait for the call for proposals.


> On 13 Nov 2014, at 09:03, Venkatesh Raghavan <venka.osgeo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff and Arnulf,
> Good point to raise and indeed we can start preparing the RFP. At the same time it is good to also note that previous RFP's did never go out before February of the year prior to the event. In general it was more March or April. Do you feel there is a need to have this go out earlier than 02-2015?
> Cheers,
> Jeroen
>> On 12 nov. 2014, at 15:35, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> Yours,
>> -jeff
>> -- 
>> Jeff McKenna
>> President, OSGeo
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Jeff_McKenna
>> 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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