[OSGeo-Discuss] regional conferences

Nikos Alexandris nik at nikosalexandris.net
Fri Jun 15 11:52:26 PDT 2012

Hopefully I'll be sooner or later in place to support this in practice.

+1 for a Greek GFOSS, we can do it! The FOSS session(s) in the latest HellasGI 
conference gave me the impression that GFOSS is slowly, yet steadily, growing 
in Greece.

Kind regards, Nikos

On Friday 15 of June 2012 20:15:27 Dimitris Kotzinos wrote:
> Dear all,
> I saw with great pleasure the call for organizing the 1st Latin America
> FOSS4G conference.
> Congrats to the friends there and let me add my offer to help in any
> possible way to those who preceded me.
> The purpose of my e-mail though is a bit different. Taking into account
> the fact the this year we had the North America regional conference, the
> central European regional conference and now the Latin America Regional
> Conference I feel that it is due time to move to a mixed scheme of an
> international and regional conferences.
> Thus I propose that we have the odd years (starting from 2013) ONLY the
> international event (our very successful FOSS4G conference) and the even
> years (starting from 2014) ONLY the regional conferences.
> Being in a world in crisis where funding for travel becomes more
> difficult and where people cannot participate in too many conferences in
> a year I feel that this is an acceptable compromise.
> So I call upon the board to decide on this proposal and, of course, all
> of you to argue in favor :) or against!
> One final note for the European participation on this list: I suggest
> that we start organizing a regional European level FOSS4G (if there is
> agreement also integrating in it the Central-Eastern Europe event)
> starting from 2014. I volunteer Greece to host the first such event (OK,
> given that things in Greece will not turn out too bad :)).
> If there is an initial agreement we can organize things a bit more.
> Thanks for the consideration of both proposals,
> Dimitris Kotzinos
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