[Marketing] Booth Swaps
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 13:11:31 PST 2017
I think the idea has a lot of potential. The key element is to work out
whether it would be sustainable. So I'd suggest seeing if you can locate
a group of people who would be willing to man a booth. I suspect you
could if there were someone dynamic who would take on the job of
coordinating and asking around for volunteers.
We do have an OSGeo Advocate  list which was specifically set up for
these sort of out reach efforts.
So I'd suggest:
1. Find someone prepared to coordinate a booth at events for next year
or 2, ideally more. (They don't have to be at the event, but that would
be preferable). This person might be you?
2. Locate a few people prepared to volunteer to man the booths during
breaks of the next few events. Ideally these would be people attending
the conference already, and probably also locals.
On 16-Feb-17 7:31 AM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> The idea of having a booth (or even just a pass to "our annual
> conference") comes up in the MOU that OSGeo signs with a few
> I feel that the idea is fine ... but that the OSGeo board should pay
> for it (so it does not become a burden on the local organizing
> committee). If the goal is for the organizations to support each other ...
> The other half is we need to have volunteers in position to run an
> OSGeo booth in order to have value out of a booth swap. The fact that
> you are in position to volunteer makes this more viable.
> Jody Garnett
> On 15 February 2017 at 12:20, Guido Stein <guido at guidostein.com
> <mailto:guido at guidostein.com>> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I have been reaching out to like minded conference and media folks
> and the idea of a booth swap has come up as a way to offer support.
> I have discussed this idea with the AAG and OSCON folks, but
> nothing is set in stone. As I discussed this with the folks I
> spoke with it would be an OSGeo booth at their events.
> I can support the AAG event in Boston this year if they agree to
> this, I may need some travel support to attend the OSCON event.
> So, backing up again, is a booth at either the AAG or OSCON in
> Austin of interest to the group? If so who should I work with to
> make these things happen on the OSGeo end.
> To be clear, we have not been offered anything yet, so I am
> looking for some feedback from Marketing about the potential interest.
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> Marketing at lists.osgeo.org <mailto:Marketing at lists.osgeo.org>
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