[OSGeo-Discuss] Conf for 2008

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Mon Mar 26 14:56:42 PDT 2007

If you commit to a schedule now, that will give the teams time and 
MOTIVATION to start organizing themselves and figuring out things they 
need to know in advance of the request (what venues, what costs, what 
committee members, etc, etc).

For example:
- April 31, release RFP
- May 31, close RFP
- June 15, announce decision

There is nothing like ones imminent demise to focus the mind.


Jeff McKenna wrote:
> As the conference committee chair I was thinking of an end of April 
> release of the hosting-RFP (as Perry, it has been also on my mind, but 
> Mar31st deadlines get in the way!).
> jeff
> Pericles S. Nacionales wrote:
>> Hey, Tim,
>> I was going to bring it up to the conference committee but you beat me 
>> to it.  You're absolutely right, of course, get the process started 
>> now so that the next year's host will have time to prepare.  Many of 
>> the big conference facilities need reservation almost a year in 
>> advance.  The earlier the location is selected the sooner the hosts 
>> can book a place.
>> -Perry
>> Tim Bowden wrote:
>>> Ok, so we haven't even had this years conf, but given the time it takes
>>> for a local chapter to organise a conf, I think it would be a good idea
>>> to start the process for selecting the location for the 2008 conf.  If
>>> all goes well, perhaps the 2008 conf location could be announced at the
>>> closing session of foss4g2007?
>>> Just a thought,
>>> Tim Bowden
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