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Hi Flo,

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Florian Effenberger
<> wrote:
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.

As Leif said, it could be good to define the strusture of the call for
location now, but make the call much later. There is a lot to define
first, and this year conf wil help us even if we are several now to
have already organized that kind of event. We can help and share with
the next team later on.

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.

So we should begin to list things on the wiki.

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"
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.

I think we should start now with the content of the call for location
and what should not be avoided when setting it.

Kind regards
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