[Foss4g2008loc] RE: FOSS4G2008 Extension of abstract submissiondate.doc

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue May 13 15:37:11 EDT 2008

Dave Patton wrote:
> I can't recall what the 'limit' was for FOSS4G2007
> for presentation abstracts, but as far as I know
> we didn't just discard "short" abstracts. The
> Lessons Learned page makes no mention of the
> abstract length being an issue:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2007_Lessons_Learned#Presentations
> Here's Paul's abstract for his presentation:
> http://www.foss4g2007.org/presentations/view.php?abstract_id=136
> You can see any of the FOSS4G2007 presentation abstract
> via this page:
> http://www.foss4g2007.org/presentations/html.php
> Inge Netterberg wrote:
>> Hi Dave,
>> I see... hmmm the reason they are that long is so that we have 
>> something to
>> review especially for the academic track.
>> I can remove the discard line for the general presentation track.


For what it's worth, there is no way I'm going to puff up my abstracts
to meet some arbitrary lower limit.  I'd rather present nothing than get
jerked around like that.

So, be wary of alienating those you are hoping will come to do presentations.

For workshops the investment on the side of conference in providing facilities
is greater, and the compensation to the presenter (ie. reduced/free entrance)
is greater, so some more requirements are ok.

Best regards,
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