[Conferences-discuss] Let's step back a bit...
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 20:03:55 +0100
Some comments that may broaden the thinking around a poll:
David Ascher wrote:
> Rate your top three preferences
> [ ] East Coast, US
> [ ] West Coast, US
> [ ] South, US
> [ ] Midwest, US
> [ ] Canada
> [ ] Europe
One idea is to have a rotating conference. With the standardisation
conferences in the library world, we have members volunteer to host a
meeting, with a planning horizon of about 2 mmetings into the future.
These meetings are rather small with about 80 attendees max. They
usually have two meetings in North America followed by one meeting
elsewhere (usually Europe). I think it is very much a matter of where we
can get the key people (Guido, Tim, Barry, David, Martin et al) to show up.
> Type of conference:
> 1) Workshop -- more talks on internals, development issues
> 2) Conference -- more talks on case studies
> Time of year
> other. [I have no idea what times are possible]
Is this very important? My own criteria is that it shouldn't overlap
with OSCON. Either it should be back-to-back with it to save travel
costs or it should be at a different time of year.
> Preferred conference & hotel costs acceptable:
Maybe: What do you think is a reasonable cost for a 4 day conference?
> Maximum conference & hotel costs acceptable:
> Type of accomodation acceptable:
> - dorm room
> - cheap hotel
> - nice hotel
Make this a preference question. My personal would be 1. Cheap Hotel 2.
Dorm Room 3. Nice hotel. Any one is acceptable.