[OSGeo-Conf] MOTION Draft RfP FOSS4G2022 for EU only or NAand EU

michael terner ternergeo at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 15:49:37 PST 2020

+1 for "open the call 2022 for *both*, NA and EU"

I have been following, but have been quiet on the discussion thread. Below
is the short version of my rationale following what has been an interesting
and productive discussion :

   1. COVID has exposed in clearer terms what the *actual risks* are to a
   conference team. And, I am praying that it won't end up impacting 2
   conference teams.
   2. The size and budget of presenting these events has increased, and the
   finances are non trivial and present their own risks. Of course, the
   "revenue generation" of FOSS4G is more important to the Board than it is to
   ConferenceDev (IMHO). But the budget/costs are part of the risk and it
   seems there is a reasonable chance that we may see fewer proposals to host
   in the future.
   3. As such, it is quite possible that ConferenceDev will need to be more
   creative to generate multiple, competitive bids. Indeed, competition is
   healthy. Opening things up to both NA and EU provides a moment to
   experiment, and the post-COVID (hopefully) timing seems appropriate. To
   Till's fears, I am personally uncertain if any NA entities would be
   interested in bidding at this juncture and EU, with at least one ready
   bidder has a head start, at the very least.
   4. Hypothetically, in a post-COVID world, what would we do if we
   presented an RFP *and no one bid? *Or, there was only one bid that
   ConferenceDev believed might be inadequate/unrealistic?

I will look forward to seeing our team decision in the coming days...


On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 4:27 PM Vasile Craciunescu <vasile at geo-spatial.org>

> +1 for 2022 to EU and 2023 to NA
> Warm regards,
> Vasile
> On 23/11/2020 09:46, adams at osgeo.org wrote:
> > Dear Committee members,
> >
> > as you might have seen on the discussions, there is the question,
> > whether we want to send out the vcall for 2022 for Europe only or keep
> > the region open to Europe and North America. This would mean, that if
> > for 2022 a NA located team wins, Europe will have the turn in 2023 (and
> > vice versa).
> > The regular term would be 2022 Europe and 2023 NA.
> >
> >
> > Please vote on this issue:
> >
> > o open the call 2022 for both, NA and EU
> > o only send the call 2022 out for EU and 2023 to NA
> >
> > until friday, 27th of November last possible time.
> >
> > I can then take the result over to the opinion of CC to the board
> > meeting, which will take place on monday, November 30th as base for
> > board approvement.
> >
> >
> > Till
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Michael Terner
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