Re: "Boston" Summit 2013?

On 04/30/2013 01:11 PM, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:03 AM, Piñeiro <apinheiro igalia com> wrote:

On 04/30/2013 06:22 PM, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
Although working for the venue is appreciated, imho, is irrelevant. If
that extra hop means that suddenly every one (or almost every one)
interested on assist the summit would need to ask for help (or
extra-help) to the travel committee in order to assist, it doesn't
matter if we got a venue for free. It would be still really more
expensive, and more trip-exhausting.

Hi Alejandro,

If most people feel this way then I have no problem letting this go.
Hopefully, we can find someone to do this in Boston or Montreal.

Were it up to me, that would be my recommendation.

It's not that we don't like Portland. Hell, if Portlandia is any
indication, Portland might be the best city EVER. :) Even the
inconvenience of people having to take an extra and/or longer flight,
while not great, is not a show-stopper. To me the show-stopper is
unbudgeted travel expenses with less than a year's notice.

It is my understanding that quite a few usual "Boston Summit" attendees
are within reasonable driving distance of Boston. And Montreal, while a
longer drive, is not undoable for this crowd. But at least in the case
of my company, the 2013 travel budget was set at the end of 2012. And at
the end of 2012, we had no indication that I would have to fly
cross-country from Southern New Hampshire to "Boston." ;) ;)

Whether or not we want to rotate "Boston" Summit around the country is
something for the Foundation membership to decide. If they decide that,
great. But let's then ensure we have the location selected in time for
companies and the Foundation to include it in their travel budgets.

Take care.

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