[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 Dublin, Ireland Full Bid Proposal
Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sat Feb 21 11:21:54 PST 2015
Thanks Jeff for the info and i understand. I will send this suggestion to the 'conference-europe' mailing list and request feedbacks/suggestions. My aim was also to get the selection committees of all FOSS4G "Regional" teams also to consider looking into how they can make good use the efforts put in by the teams bidding for the Global FOSS4G conference in their regions.
The example i gave for Europe might be used for North America region as well. This might also encourage more strong submissions from more cities (as they will know there is an opportunity to host the regional FOSS4G conference the next years if they had strong bids which were not selected for the global conference). This will also help plan events 2 years in advance giving the LOCs good time to put in place all needed support for organising a large scale conference.
From: conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna [jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 21, 2015 4:46 PM
To: conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 Dublin, Ireland Full Bid Proposal
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,
> From: conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Jeff McKenna [jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2015 5:31 PM
> To: conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org
> 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, and I have forwarded your proposed
> budget to the Conference Committee members.
>  http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp
> 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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