[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 Dublin, Ireland Full Bid Proposal

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sat Feb 21 08:46:15 PST 2015


Regarding FOSS4G-Europe, as I said to those with ideas of hosting 
FOSS4G-NorthAmerica, it is really up to the FOSS4G "Regional" teams 
themselves (meaning: the region in question should start to develop 
their own selection committee, made up of past chairs for their own 
events).  I said this to the NA gang and I also recommend this for 
Europe.  In the case of FOSS4G-Europe 2017, the selection committee 
could be made up of Jachym (FOSS4G-CEE 2012 chair) , Vasile (FOSS4G-CEE 
2013 chair), Peter (FOSS4G-Europe 2014 chair), and Maria (FOSS4G-Europe 
2015 chair) initially; so I will let them speak and decide for 2017 Europe.

Of course one could add Steven Feldman into that mix as well, who earned 
the right to help decide on FOSS4G-Europe with blood sweat and tears for 
hosting FOSS4G 2013 in Europe :)

A great place to discuss your -Europe 2017 ideas would be the 
'conference-europe' mailing list (subscribe at 


On 2015-02-20 7:58 PM, Suchith Anand wrote:
> Great work by both Dublin and Bonn teams. Thanks to everyone and wishing both teams all the very best.
> Just one humble suggestion, as only one team will host FOSS4G 2016, why not allow the other team to host FOSS4G-Europe in 2017 (Obviously there wont be FOSS4G-Europe in 2016 as main conference is in Europe). That way, the efforts and hardwork put in by both teams will be utilised.
> Also FOSS4G-Europe is now in a strong footing with Bremen and Como conferences and it might be good to plan ideas for FOSS4G-Europe 2017. Having a longer time to plan FOSS4G 2017  will also help scale up the event if we have a great team in place now itself.
> Best wishes,
> Suchith
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> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 5:31 PM
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> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 Dublin, Ireland Full Bid Proposal
> Thank you Peter and Dublin team, your proposal has been received.  It is
> now visible on the RFP page[1], and I have forwarded your proposed
> budget to the Conference Committee members.
> [1] http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp
> -jeff
> On 2015-02-20 11:48 AM, Peter Mooney wrote:
>> Dear OSGeo Board members and OSGeo community colleagues,
>> It is with great pleasure that I attach a PDF of our full bId proposal
>> to host FOSS4G 2016 in Dublin.
>> There have been many phone calls, meetings, shared documents, ideas,
>> emails, etc to get to this point. It has been hard work but we are very
>> happy with the outcome.
>> We look forward to answering your questions and considering your feedback.
>> To the members of the Bonn team - we are very sure that you will have
>> submitted a very strong, competitive and compelling proposal. Whatever
>> the result let's have a beer in Dublin or Bonn in 2016.
>> With every best wish from Ireland,
>> Peter Mooney (on behalf of the Dublin LOC)

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