[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] next year's representative at FOSS4G Conference

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 11:13:47 PDT 2015

I don’t think that the following year’s budget should include several thousand dollars for travel across continents and accommodation - I am not sure what the benefit would be. I think we would expect an LOC who has won the right to stage a FOSS4G would have several team members who had attended one or more previous events (maybe that should be a question that we should ask at the LoI stage).

That said, I think it is reasonable for the current years FOSS4G to offer a free attendance to someone from the next year’s LOC. The cost would be small, but the delegate attending should pick up their own travel and accommodation expenses.

> On 13 Apr 2015, at 13:47, Bart van den Eijnden <bartvde at osgis.nl> wrote:
> Hello conference committee,
> should the below be clarified in the RFP or is this already the case?
> Best regards,
> Bart
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> Date: 13 Apr 2015 14:12:01 CEST
>> From: Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
>> To: board at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:board at lists.osgeo.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Board] next year's representative at FOSS4G Conference
>> It should be included in the FOSS4G local committee's budget (so in fact you could consider that we/Board already support it, as we are the providers of the seed money).  For example, the 2016 group should budget for a rep at 2015 event.
>> You might also send your message to the OSGeo Conference Committee, as it really isn't a Board responsibility.
>> -jeff
>> On 2015-04-13 9:06 AM, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
>>> Hello board,
>>> do we have any policy in place currently for making it possible for somebody from next years’s conference to attend the FOSS4G conference and represent their conference there?
>>> If not, would it not make sense to have something in place like a travel allowance and free conference pass (exact package TBD)?
>>> Thoughts?
>>> Best regards,
>>> Bart
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