[Marketing] Motion: AAG 2009 Proposal

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Wed Oct 15 21:05:34 EDT 2008

Sent in the application and left a voice message.  Hopefully we'll  
get it at the 501(c)3 rate, otherwise the cost will double.

Thanks for keeping us hopping on it Alex,

On 15-Oct-08, at 4:11 AM, Alex Mandel wrote:

> Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>> On 14-Oct-08, at 7:21 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>>> +1 from me this time around, but in future I'll likely vote against
>>> without matching local sponsorship. I still think we should approach
>>> Autodesk and ask for a co-contribution.
>> It's the tight pre-planning timeline of this one that's made it  
>> feel a
>> bit rushed, but I think there is still some good time to rustle up
>> further contributions - just note that the price for commercial  
>> booth is
>> 2x as much as non-profit.  Alex updated me earlier and expects to get
>> some funds from his university to help fund flyers and DVDs - so some
>> things are already starting to move.
>> Costs aside, it's the volunteer commitments that always worry me, so
>> it's good to see things on that front are also moving.  Alex  
>> helped run
>> an event earlier in the year that turn out well too.
> Tyler,
> Just wanted to toss in my recommendation for booths. I think 1st #620,
> 2nd #521 with the 3rd option being #421.
> Those choices will put us at the other end of the same isle that  
> ESRI is
> on and near some likely friends: Nasa (Worldwind), USGS, Census(Free
> Data), and FGDC(They run Plone for their website).
> Map can be seen at
> http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/2009/docs/AAG%202009%20Exhibit% 
> 20Hall%20Floor%20Plan.pdf
> Thanks,
> Alex

Tyler Mitchell
Executive Director
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
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