[OSGeo-Conf] [OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2017 RFP

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Mon Jul 27 13:40:38 PDT 2015


In my opinion, the small delay that David requested is very reasonable 
given the time remaining before fall 2017.

For these cities, their attention was rightly focused on NA 2016. And 
they have become the short list out of a long list of other strong 
contenders for good reason. It would be a shame to lose them.


On 27/07/15 16:09, Steven Feldman wrote:
> We've already pushed the timeline back a bit. Everyone has been asking 
> for us to make decisions earlier to give LOCs more time to book venues 
> etc. it would be unfair to people who've worked to current schedule if 
> we changed so late.
> I suggest that NC and PA get a LoI in within current deadlines, they 
> can always withdraw after you make a decision for 2016 event
> Regards
> Steven
> +44 (0) 7958 924101
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 27 Jul 2015, at 19:58, David William Bitner <bitner at dbspatial.com 
> <mailto:bitner at dbspatial.com>> wrote:
>> Eli and Conference Committee,
>> We are very closely approaching making a decision on the location for 
>> the 2016 FOSS4G North America  event. As many of you may have 
>> noticed, we have limited our choices to Raleigh, NC, and 
>> Philadelphia, PA. We are now at the point in the process where we are 
>> trying to finalize contract negotiations with the venues before we 
>> are able to announce the 2016 location. We are hoping to be able to 
>> complete this process by August 7th barring any significant issues 
>> arising but this may well take until the 14th.
>> We have been thrilled by the overwhelming excitement that we have 
>> seen from both the Raleigh and the Philly communities in bringing the 
>> North America event to their communities and would like to make sure 
>> that they have the ability to come together to put together an LOI 
>> should they wish for the International event in 2017.
>> The FOSS4G North America selection committee would like to ask that 
>> the date for LOI's for the 2017 international event be pushed back to 
>> August 21st in order that either city can have time to create an LOI 
>> in the event that they are not selected for the 2016 NA event.
>> We are extremely excited to have such a strong group of candidates 
>> for all these events! Please feel free to ask Andrew Ross or myself 
>> if you have any questions regarding the FOSS4GNA process.
>> Sincerely,
>> David (OSGeo Conference Committee and FOSS4GNA Selection Committee 
>> member)
>> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 11:09 AM, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us 
>> <mailto:eadam at co.lincoln.or.us>> wrote:
>>     The OSGeo Conference Committee is happy to announce the call for
>>     hosting the FOSS4G 2017 event. Year after year, building on the
>>     success of previous conferences, excitement builds for the next
>>     FOSS4G! This year is no different with much excitement for Seoul,
>>     South Korea (http://2015.foss4g.org/). OSGeo again plans to make the
>>     2017 event the geospatial conference of the year. Please see the
>>     following page for the actual request for proposals document, as well
>>     as upcoming important dates:
>>     http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2017_Bid_Process
>>     If you have any questions regarding the 2017 call for hosting, feel
>>     free to send an email to the conference-dev mailing list
>>     (subscribe at
>>     http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev).
>>     Thank you.
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