[OSGeo-Conf] Should we consider all the Americas for FOSS4G2017 Conference?

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 09:05:40 PDT 2015

Interesting idea

What do you think the outcome would be? Seems to me that it would make it would reduce competition in ‘elsewhere group’. Would it increase S American chance of hosting a global FOSS4G?

My view, it makes sense to keep 1/3 FOSS4G’s in N America and 1/3 in Europe with the 3rd in ‘elsewhere group’ - it encourages outreach to new places once in 3 years while ensuring that the event is hosted in the back yards of the 2 largest communities of contributors and users in the other years.

> On 8 Jul 2015, at 13:45, Ian Turton <ijturton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Following a brief twitter discussion - Jeff suggested I raise the idea here.
> Now that we have FOSS4g-NA as a regular conference should we consider opening up the "third" location in our conference rotation to be Americas - i.e. North and South America instead of lumping South America in with Asia and the Pacific (or the anywhere else group)?
> I can understand the thinking back in 2010 but I know there are now large groups in Brazil and the Spanish language group is active in South America too. 
> Ian
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