[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2017 host city selection result

Andy Anderson aanderson at amherst.edu
Wed Nov 18 05:04:54 PST 2015

Hello, Claude and Jeroen,

Can you please be more specific about why this is a bad time period? Is it because everyone in Europe is taking vacation and won’t want to come to the conference instead?

FYI, in the US most businesses will not be shut down, and people have a lot flexibility as to when they take vacation (I hear we also don’t get as many days off ;-). As we indicated before, in the later week we run in to more colleges and universities that are beginning their fall programs. The following week is even worse.

— Andy, BLOC

On Nov 18, 2015, at 4:59 AM, Jeroen Ticheler <jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net<mailto:jeroen.ticheler at geocat.net>> wrote:

Congratulations to the Boston team! I fully support this suggestion by Claude and strongly encourage the Boston team to check if there are later options. Business (and the rest of society) is pretty much shit down in the currently proposed period.

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Op 18 nov. 2015 om 10:35 heeft Claude Philipona <claude.philipona at camptocamp.com> het volgende geschreven:

Dear All,

Congratulations to Boston and many thanks to the other teams for their work.

I'm sorry to come back on the date discussion, but I really think the
is an issue with the dates: mid-August week (14-20 August 2017) is too
early and will probably strongly reduce the number of attendees, at
least from Europe.

I think the earliest date to avoid this problem, would be Workshop
21-22 August 2017, Conference 23-25 August 2017.  Or the same pattern
one week later would also be good.

As we are almost 2 years in advance, is the a chance you can adapt the dates.

Kin regards,


On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 3:24 AM, Sanghee Shin <shshin at gaia3d.com> wrote:
Dear All,

14 out of 17 members have voted and host city for the 2017 FOSS4G event will be,

Boston, U.S.A.

There was no tie.

Congratulations to the Boston team and many thanks to Ottawa and Philadelphia team for your great works during the bidding.

I’ll ask approval of this result to the Board soon.

Kind regards,

Shin, Sanghee
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