[OSGeo-Discuss] Re: [Marketing] AAG 2009 Proposal

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at unity.ncsu.edu
Wed Oct 8 18:19:42 PDT 2008


what sessions are you organizing? I will be probably teaching but I  
may be able to come or my colleague who plans to attend could present  
if I cannot come. I was planning to submit to GIS and geomorphology  
but if there is an open source GIS related session I can submit there,

best regards, Helena

Helena Mitasova
Associate Professor
Department of Marine, Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences
1125 Jordan Hall, Campus Box 8208
North Carolina State University
Raleigh NC 27695-8208

On Oct 8, 2008, at 12:19 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:

> Was there any resolution on this proposal at the conference. We  
> need to move fast to at least get the deposit($500) for a booth  
> down in the next 8 days.
> I'd just like to reiterate that the AAG should not be considered a  
> local event as it changes location every year (the US is quite  
> large) and draws an international crowd.
> Alternate funding suggestions are welcome, but we need to at least  
> get the booth deposit down before the deadline to have something to  
> work with.
> Regardless we are moving ahead with organizing sessions, although  
> the response on EDU and General list has been quite low compared to  
> last year. Suggestions for where to send the Call for Papers?
> Thanks,
> Alex
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> This does look like an excellent opportunity for OSGeo and I'd  
>> love to see OSGeo present.
>> However, it does bring up a bigger question about whether OSGeo  
>> should fund local events.
>> If OSGeo funds events in the US, then should all 100+ other  
>> countries expect the same level of funding? Do we have budget to  
>> support this?
>> Here in Australia the OSGeo local chapter have been setting up  
>> conference stands, giving presentations and workshops and funding  
>> ourselves. Local industry has been coughing up for travel expenses  
>> fliers and registration fees and often OSGeo friendly delegates  
>> help man the stand. We often get free registration often based on  
>> us being Non-Profit and a highly desirable act.
>> We have some good presentations you are welcome to use at:
>> http://www.lisasoft.com/LISAsoft/Company/Presentations.html
>> Mark Leslie's summary of the Open Source Gespatial Stack
>> and my Business Case for using Open Source.
>> Alex Mandel wrote:
>>> Marketing Committee,
>>> I would like to propose that Osgeo commit to exhibiting at the  
>>> Association of American Geographers meeting in late March, 2009  
>>> in Las Vegas, Nevada. The AAG annual meeting is the largest  
>>> meeting of geographers in the United States and includes many  
>>> international academics and government employees in geography.  
>>> The last 2 conferences have had over 7000 attendees.
>>> I've put together a preliminary budget proposal at
>>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/AAG_2009
>>> At minimum we need to commit to $1000 to reserve the booth in the  
>>> exhibit hall very soon, there are less than 8 spots left for non- 
>>> profits with a deposit of $500 at booking.
>>> I can guarantee 4 volunteers for the booth on top of the request  
>>> to send at least one top Osgeo member(board?).
>>> In conjunction with the exhibit I'm attempting to organize paper  
>>> sessions around FOSS software which I will be proposing to the  
>>> Edu and general lists shortly.
>>> Thank you,
>>> Alex Mandel (wildintellect)
>>> Geography Graduate Group
>>> University of California, Davis
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