[OSGeo-Discuss] Can you get to FOSS4G2009 on this date?
ebwolf at usgs.gov
Mon Sep 1 07:06:32 PDT 2008
I really like the idea of adjacency to GeoComputation. If I can make two
important conferences in one trip, it's even -Ereasier for me to justify
Another date to be wary of, the International Cartographic Conference is 15
Nov to 24 Nov in Santiago, Chile. It's a the premier international academic
conference for cartography. In my case, overlap is better because my
colleagues will all go to Chile, giving my the excuse to go to Sidney.
On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Andrew Turner @ mapufacture <
andrew at mapufacture.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 6:51 AM, Cameron Shorter
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > In Sydney we are finalising venue and date details and want feedback on
> > whether any specific dates are going to clash.
> > If there are important Geospatial events for 2009 happening in your
> > could you please tell us when and where they are and what attendees are
> > likely to be effected.
> > (we are keeping track of these dates at:
> > The key dates we are considering are:
> > 17 - 21 Nov 2009
> > 23 - 27 Nov 2009 (US Thanksgiving is 26 Nov 2009. Is this a showstopper?)
> > 20 - 24 Oct 2009
> I wouldn't say US Thanksgiving is a "showstopper", but I will assume
> would definitely prohibit many potential attendees from the US. There
> is a case to be made "why not have Thanksgiving in AU?!" but in
> reality the US holiday is so wrapped up with many families together
> that this kind of scheduling is unrealistic.
> So combining a potentially limiting holiday along with the long
> distance, both potentially dropping number of interested attendees, I
> would recommend against the conflict.
> My suggestion is the October 20-24 date - it's also far enough out
> that it doesn't even come up against Thanksgiving travel.
> Thoughts from other Americans?
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Eric B. Wolf 720-209-6818
Center of Excellence in GIScience
CU-Boulder - Geography
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