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[RPRWG] Re: [rprsg] May Interim Meeting

The following is my personal opinion in response to Mike's query:

I am willing to pay to have some reasonable number of Ethernet ports
available at the meetings for people to check their email when they are
outside of the 802.17 sessions.  In addition, we should have a server on
hand or immediate capability to upload new material onto the 802.17 web
site, so that participants have reasonably high speed access to materials
for downloading.

Best regards,

Robert D. Love
Chair, Resilient Packet Ring Alliance
President, LAN Connect Consultants
7105 Leveret Circle     Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 919 848-6773       Mobile: 919 810-7816
email: rdlove@xxxxxxxx          Fax: 720 222-0900
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Takefman" <tak@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <stds-802-17@xxxxxxxx>; <stds-802-rprsg@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 12:24 AM
Subject: [rprsg] May Interim Meeting

> RPRWGers,
> a bit of an update on the May Interim meeting.
> I was up until 1:15am on Thursday night (after the SEC meeting) working
> out some details on the May Interim Meeting.
> The $250 is not cast in stone, although it is likely to go up
> rather than down. I pointed out that this would be the most
> expensive interim we would have ever had. But we also never
> had to accommodate so many people for so long.
> If there is someone whose company is interested in sponsoring
> the September Interim I would like to hear from them. I believe
> we would need a location that could seat 125-150 people, and allow us to
> break out into 4 groups. I would guess that we will need at least
> 4 days. The cost to the company should be low, rental of AV (screens
> and mikes, hopefully the company can provide a few projectors).
> That normally costs less than sending a few people to an interim
> elsewhere. Ideally, they would be willing to sponsor some refreshment,
> but that is not necessary.
> The assumption is that we will meet 4.5 days, and that we will
> be getting lunch all 5 days. The remainder of the costs
> are for the breakfasts, and snacks. The meeting rooms are
> free since we are booking so many rooms.
> .11 and .15 traditionally have a social event one night and
> they want to increase the cost of the meeting to cover
> the event. If people have strong feelings about the social
> please email me directly and do not waste reflector BW on
> the issue.
> I urge everyone to pre-register for the meeting. This registration
> should open up soon. Hotel reservations are required by early april.
> I will post more information on our web-page shortly.
> One last issue is the question of wireless LAN. How many people in
> our group have the .11 PCMCIA cards and want to connect to the LAN?
> How many think they can get their companies to buy one for them?
> How much a meeting are you willing to pay for LAN access? Email
> me and not the reflector please.
> cheers,
> mike