[OSGeo-Conf] Conference Committee Membership Nominations

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Jan 5 07:55:15 PST 2015

Yes, as Conference Chair that is exactly what I would do, automatically 
invite the recent past conference chair.  Nowadays we have regional 
events, and yes they too should be represented on the Conference Committee.


On 2015-01-05 11:52 AM, Steven Feldman wrote:
> Would it be workable to invite all past chairs to join the conference
> committee?
> It would capture their wealth of experience and would also align
> membership with the regions hosting conferences. Inevitably some people
> will not want to be involved and most will either lapse or stand down
> after a few years ensuring some rotation on the committee and a limit to
> its size
> ______
> Steven
>> On 5 Jan 2015, at 15:39, Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
>> <mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>> wrote:
>> A word of advice, when I was the Conference Chair for so long, I made
>> sure to keep the balance of the spatial distribution of members.  For
>> example, the current list of members has 8 based in NorthAmerica, and
>> 8 based in Europe/Asia.  This spatial aspect becomes very important
>> when voting.
>> Of course, I never put this into writing, but, it is something that I
>> always made sure of.
>> -jeff
>> On 2015-01-05 11:30 AM, David William Bitner wrote:
>>> I would like to make a couple nominations to the committee.
>>> I would like to nominate Darrell Fuhriman who did an amazing job as
>>> chair of the 2014 global event in Portland 2014.
>>> I would also like to nominate Eli Adam who was also part of the 2014
>>> Conference Committee. Eli has also shown great interest in this
>>> committee and a clear willingness to help drive the work of this
>>> committee forward with great attention to detail.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> David

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