[FOSS4G-Oceania] Travel Grant Process Review

Kim Fitter kimfitter at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 7 21:26:34 PDT 2019

Currently we have a working group of Adam Steer, John Bryant, David Garcia and Greg Lauer and myself reviewing and updating the Travel Grant documentation from 2018 for this year's 2019 conference.
This is the main document under review which will be used as a basis for the OSGeo funding application and feed into the sponsorship prospectus. Due to the deadline of this OSGeo application and my going away, we would need to complete the review by the 16th April.
Travel Grant Program Process
If anyone on the email list has any comments, suggestions or questions, please feel free to update in the link above.
Also if you would like to join the working group, please let me know.

    On Monday, 8 April 2019, 12:59:41 GMT+12, Jonah Sullivan <jonahsullivan79 at gmail.com> wrote:  
 I think this is the sort of initiative that could introduce or promote the good mojo fund.
The sort of person that makes a voluntary contribution towards a carbon offset will probably be interested in a voluntary contribution to good mojo.
On Mon, 8 Apr. 2019, 10:48 John Bryant, <johnwbryant at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,
There has been a bit of interesting discussion on the conference_dev OSGeo mailing list about environmental sustainability, and carbon footprint in particular.
Wondering how people feel about using carbon offsets for FOSS4G SotM Oceania 2019? We could either make it optional for people to add them to their registration, or we could purchase them to offset the whole event, and find a way to pay for it.
I don't yet have a clear idea of the cost, but this website says:
The reality is the typical cost to offset an entire conference attendeeā€™s footprint including air travel is less than $20. And depending on your convention demographics, event duration and quality of offset, may be under $10 per attendee.

So we're looking at a total cost of maybe $2000 - 3000. Probably a little early to make any real decision about this, but was curious to know if people think this is potentially a good idea?
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