[Foss4g2008loc] FW: Listing FOSS4G2008 on the ICA website

Inge Netterberg inge.netterberg at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 01:28:33 EST 2008

Dear All,

What benefit do we get from their endorsement? 

I am concerned about them wanting to speak at the opening, we definitely
need to monitor how many people are entitled to speak and how many people we
want to speak at the opening. It is the opening and I would like to see some
substance, sparking of debate where by the tone of the conference is

Further I am concerned about putting their logo on the front cover of the
proceedings, as this is going to detract from our logos (OSGeo and GISSA)
along with any of the main sponsors of the event who will have paid large
amounts of money to place their logo on the front cover. It does however
state that this is a recommendation. 

Those are my thoughts at this point.


-----Original Message-----
From: foss4g2008loc-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
[mailto:foss4g2008loc-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Carrin Martin
Sent: 03 February 2008 12:53
To: FOSS4G2008 local organising committee
Subject: RE: [Foss4g2008loc] FW: Listing FOSS4G2008 on the ICA website


I see that the ICA gets to give an address at the opening, which is
fine, but we need to keep an eye on the number of people speaking at the
opening, and for how long they speak.  Hopefully by getting their
support we get exposure to their international members.  As GISSA, we
have established links with ICA and the professional surveying society
(SAGI).  We asked SAGI to co-host the conference with us but they
declined.  ICA does have a fund to support education and conference
attendance, and I'd like there to be some discussion about them using
that money to send delegates to the conference.  We are asking others to
put in big money for a chance to speak at the opening, and I would like
to see the ICA give us some support other than distributing the notices
to their members.  
Both Madga and I sit on the ICA board in SA, and perhaps this is
something we can take forward for a board meeting.  


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