[OSGeo-Conf] Conference Committee Membership Nominations

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 11:47:51 PST 2015

I have a lot of respect for opinions expressed by both Darell and Eli. 
I'm +1 for both joining the committee.

I note Jeff's comments about regional diversity. I don't think it should 
block invitation of Darell and Eli to join the committee, but rather 
should be a reason for inviting chairs of regional events to join the 
conference committee.

On 6/01/2015 2:55 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> 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.
> -jeff
> 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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