[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G North America 2015 Expressions of Interest

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Aug 30 09:34:04 PDT 2013

Hi David

I also notice that the same plans are happening with FOSS4G-CEE, as it
continue to grow and move around Europe each year.  I am watching and
seeing that the past conference chairs are always in touch with each
other and discussing this (such as Jáchym and Vasile).  Essentially they
are building a mini selection committee as they grow.

I am happy that this is happening (the self-organizing of FOSS4G
events).  It is fascinating to watch from afar.


On 2013-08-30 12:12 PM, David William Bitner wrote:
> With the second FOSS4G North America in Minneapolis in the history books
> and looking forward to the "Big Show" in Portland next Fall, I'd love to
> start the ball rolling to drum up interest in hosting FOSS4G North
> America in the Spring of 2015.
> There are two parts here:
> 1) Who's interested? If you have a local community that you think would
> be great to host, speak up! If you have questions as to what it takes,
> ask. If there's a city you'd love to see take this on - start pestering
> them.
> 2) If there is competing interest, we'll need identify the selection
> process/committee. We can take the easy route here and do something
> simple like prior Conference & Program Chairs make up the committee, or
> we can try (again) to create a more formal group for North America to
> handle things like this. If you have $.02 on this - bring it up now!
> I'd love to see us be able to move on this and be able to select a venue
> by the end of November if possible to make sure there is ample time for
> planning. Important thing right now is to start the discussion and get
> folks thinking about what we need to do to make the next FOSS4G NA
> another awesome event!
> Cheers!
> David

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