[Foss4g2008loc] conference programme

Antony Cooper ACooper at csir.co.za
Wed Apr 9 15:20:33 EDT 2008

Dear Dave

Workshop instructors need to understand that they are part of a larger event, and every little exception that they introduce creates massive, unnecessary hassles for the conference organisers and often, extra costs.  They also have to understand the needs of their victims^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hworkshop participants.

Hence, I would suggest that all workshops conform to the same schedule.  I have been involved in organising a few conferences and have participated in many different types of meetings in many different fields in many different parts of the world, and one thing that is common with all the successful conferences I have attended is having a consistent schedule, and one thing that is common with all the unsuccessful conferences is having an inconsistent schedule.


>>> On 09 April 2008 at 01:17, in message <47FBFD1A.9000206 at confluence.org>, Dave
Patton <davep at confluence.org> wrote:
> Gavin Fleming wrote:
>> See the new programme wiki page http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2008 
>> Do all programme / schedule development here. Daina / Graeme from
>> time to time please ensure that the programme on the conference
>> website matches what is on the wiki
> Just some 'random thoughts' that first came to mind
> when I looked at this page:
> http://conference.osgeo.org/public/conferences/1/schedConfs/1/program.html 
> - Workshop Instructors may not be inclined to stop for a break,
>    or may not want a break 'at the scheduled time'
> - in terms of logistics, is it practical to setup on the Sunday
>    for the Monday AM Workshops, then leave that setup "as is"
>    until the Friday Workshops?
> - "free time" on Wednesday afternoon - just a gut feeling that
>    most people would rather have "something" going on than free
>    time in the middle of the conference (it might be a good time
>    to run Workshops, rather than on Friday afternoon)
> Now, having looked at the wiki page, I see there isn't "free time"
> on Wednesday afternoon?

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