[Marketing] AAG 2009 Proposal

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Oct 8 00:19:13 EDT 2008

Was there any resolution on this proposal at the conference. We need to 
move fast to at least get the deposit($500) for a booth down in the next 
8 days.

I'd just like to reiterate that the AAG should not be considered a local 
event as it changes location every year (the US is quite large) and 
draws an international crowd.

Alternate funding suggestions are welcome, but we need to at least get 
the booth deposit down before the deadline to have something to work with.

Regardless we are moving ahead with organizing sessions, although the 
response on EDU and General list has been quite low compared to last 
year. Suggestions for where to send the Call for Papers?


Cameron Shorter wrote:
> This does look like an excellent opportunity for OSGeo and I'd love to 
> see OSGeo present.
> However, it does bring up a bigger question about whether OSGeo should 
> fund local events.
> If OSGeo funds events in the US, then should all 100+ other countries 
> expect the same level of funding? Do we have budget to support this?
> Here in Australia the OSGeo local chapter have been setting up 
> conference stands, giving presentations and workshops and funding 
> ourselves. Local industry has been coughing up for travel expenses 
> fliers and registration fees and often OSGeo friendly delegates help man 
> the stand. We often get free registration often based on us being 
> Non-Profit and a highly desirable act.
> We have some good presentations you are welcome to use at:
> http://www.lisasoft.com/LISAsoft/Company/Presentations.html
> Mark Leslie's summary of the Open Source Gespatial Stack
> and my Business Case for using Open Source.
> Alex Mandel wrote:
>> Marketing Committee,
>> I would like to propose that Osgeo commit to exhibiting at the 
>> Association of American Geographers meeting in late March, 2009 in Las 
>> Vegas, Nevada. The AAG annual meeting is the largest meeting of 
>> geographers in the United States and includes many international 
>> academics and government employees in geography. The last 2 
>> conferences have had over 7000 attendees.
>> I've put together a preliminary budget proposal at
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/AAG_2009
>> At minimum we need to commit to $1000 to reserve the booth in the 
>> exhibit hall very soon, there are less than 8 spots left for 
>> non-profits with a deposit of $500 at booking.
>> I can guarantee 4 volunteers for the booth on top of the request to 
>> send at least one top Osgeo member(board?).
>> In conjunction with the exhibit I'm attempting to organize paper 
>> sessions around FOSS software which I will be proposing to the Edu and 
>> general lists shortly.
>> Thank you,
>> Alex Mandel (wildintellect)
>> Geography Graduate Group
>> University of California, Davis
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