[Viscom-dev] FW: Francophone Local chapter and GeoEvenementtradeshow

Chris Holmes cholmes at openplans.org
Mon Feb 26 13:23:05 EST 2007

In the same vein as my last post, I do believe that Open Source is an 
interesting enough topic and well under-represented usually that you can 
talk your way in to having conferences provide you with a booth.  Or at 
least give heavy discounts for non-profit status and the like.

I also feel like we could sell t-shirts, or even OSGeo 'membership' that 
comes with a t-shirt, directly at the booths and get these visibility 
events to pay for themselves.  Could even have a 'pay it forward' 
mechanism for the print collateral, a little tip jar and tell people 
that their contributing a dollar to it when they take a brochure will 
enable us to pay for similar stuff at the next event we do.  I do 
believe if done right you can make this 'charming' and a nice contrast 
to the highly corporate marketing efforts done by others.


Tyler Mitchell wrote:
> I agree, but I have a hard time seeing our budget get approved quick 
> enough. For background see this thread:
> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/board/2007-February/001880.html
> More in another note...
> Tyler
> On 25-Feb-07, at 1:12 PM, Pericles S. Nacionales wrote:
>> I would also like to see this supported.
>> +1
>> Perry Nacionales
>> pnaciona at gis.umn.edu
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "Nathalie Mainland" <Nathalie.Mainland at autodesk.com>
>> Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 10:50:21
>> To:"Visibility Committee Discussion List" <viscom-dev at lists.osgeo.org>
>> Cc:Frederique Dalhoum <frederique.dalhoum at eur.autodesk.com>,  Gwenael 
>> Bachelot <gwenael.bachelot at eur.autodesk.com>
>> Subject: [Viscom-dev] FW: Francophone Local chapter and GeoEvenement
>>     tradeshow
>> Hello viscom,
>> Below is a request from the French OSGeo chapter (under formation) to 
>> help fund attendance at Geo-Evenement 
>> (http://www.ortech.fr/geo-evenement/index.php). They are requesting 
>> $1500--$2000 to pay for a booth, collateral and t-shirts.  As the main 
>> OSGeo event budget is about to be approved, can we please accommodate 
>> this Chapter's request?
>> Thanks,
>> Nathalie
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Yves Jacolin [mailto:yjacolin at gloobe.org]
>> Sent: lundi 19 février 2007 10:04
>> To: visibilitycommittee at lists.osgeo.org
>> Cc: Gwenael Bachelot
>> Subject: Francophone Local chapter and GeoEvenement tradeshow
>> Hello
>> The creation of the francophone OsGeo Local Chapter is still under 
>> discussion, helped by the [Francophone] mailing list created hosted by 
>> OsGeo.
>> This chapter would like to request your support for attending the 
>> major french Geospatial Tradeshow.
>> The GeoEvenement tradeshow  will take place in Paris, from 3th to 5th 
>> April
>> 2007 (see http://www.ortech.fr/geo-evenement/index.php).
>> FYI, on this tradeshow, Gwenael and I plan:
>> - on wedneday 4th, a meeting of all the volunteer for this local 
>> chapter - at this time 65 registred to the mailing list.
>> - on thursday 5th, a conference with the following subject : "Why an 
>> OsGeo Francophone chapter is important?"
>> Some Open Source system integrators (like Camptocamp) have raised the 
>> will to create an Open Source village.
>>> From our point of view, even if the Francophone chapter is still not 
>>> official, it would make sense to have a booth in this village to 
>>> present the need of a francophone chapter, and help to gather local 
>>> supporters.
>> We would like to know is OsGeo could support this booth.
>> We estimate the budget of the booth between 1500 and 2000$, depending 
>> on the budget asked by the Open Source village organizer. Perhaps we 
>> could get it for free.
>> We would need also your support for collaterals and T Shirt.
>> Do you think OsGeo could support us?
>> Regards,
>> Yves
>> PS : I copied the description to -
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/index.php/GeoEvenement2007
>> -- 
>> Yves Jacolin
>> ---
>> 33 rue carnot
>> 92 150 Suresnes
>> 0872 14 2008
>> 06 64 28 27 92
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Chris Holmes
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