[VisCom] OSCON planning

Tyler Mitchell tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Wed Jun 28 00:48:34 EDT 2006

See notes at: http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/OSGeo_at_OSCON_2006

On 27-Jun-06, at 9:34 PM, Tyler Mitchell wrote:

> Kirsten and Heather (from Autodesk) joined me in the scheduled  
> conference call last Friday.  There are several events on the  
> horizon that Autodesk is sponsoring and donating their perks to  
> OSGeo (OSCON and EuroOSCON).  To take advantage of the  
> opportunities VisCom needs to do some organising.
> -----
> OSCON - O'Reilly's Open Source Convention held in Portland, Oregon,  
> USA - July 24-28th, 2006.
> See http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2006/
> -Booth and adverts will be provided as at where 2.0 by Autodesk  
> marketing staff (thanks!).
> -Gary is doing a keynote talk.
> We need:
> -volunteers to manage the booth (by using conference passes)
>   - I volunteer to help find volunteers
>   - I know of 3-6 people who are already either attending or will  
> attend with a free pass
>   - I just want VisCom's blessings to commit the passes to them
> -speakers to fill a 45 minute slot.  I suggest splitting it between  
> 2-3 people.
>   - this is the Products/Services track (http:// 
> conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2006/print/e_trak/355)
>   - Kirsten/Heather - can you confirm that speakers during this  
> time slot also get full free admission?
>   - I have already started asking some people to consider it
> -to confirm whether or not other promo opportunities could work  
> (press event, etc.)
>   - I assumed we would have low OSGeo volunteer attendance, which  
> might make it more difficult to pull them off well, but want to  
> discuss it with this group to see what others think.
> -----
> I will summarise our needs for the other events that we discussed  
> in another email.  OSCON is certainly the priority due to timing, etc.
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