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Hi Leif,

Leif Lodahl wrote on 2011-08-17 17:48:

The Paris conference is in October and honestly, can we make a decision
before that? If not, lets leave it for the moment.

yes and no. I agree that we can spend our time with lots of other important things. However, keep in mind that if we wait until the Paris conference is over, first the next year's team misses the opportunity to collaborate with this year's team, plus the preparation time for the teams gets shorter day by day, not to forget the Christmas vacations.

I'm not saying we need to announce the next year's venue at Paris, but I would like to at least start the process.

My suggestion is that we raise the question for discussion: Should the
conference always be in Europe or should we circulate it. Or should we
perhaps have a main conference circulating and separate "local" conferences
on each continent. Many thoughts could come around, but we can't make a
final decision before Paris. In the future it could be a good idea to
announce next years revenue on this years conference but not this year.

That's indeed a tough question. I recall it from times as well. IMHO Louis had the proposal of having a fixed set of countries or even cities, amongst several continents, organizing the conference, so people can plan and every continent has a chance.

However, looking at last year's proposals, it became harder and harder to find a well balanced proposal, with financial support and the like, plus reachability by the target audience.

There has also been the proposal of hosting a "RegiCon", a regional conference, besides the main conference.

These are indeed proposals we can look into. First, however, I would like to see who would like to apply at all. If we only get proposals from, let's say Europe and the US, we don't need to think about hosting a conference in Asia, because no organizer is there....

But, indeed, it's a tough question, I totally agree, and I really would like to give everyone a fair chance of participating at our conference, which is Europe-centric at the moment.


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