RE: IEEE 802 Meeting Attendance
At 13:39 16/02/2001 -0500, THALER,PAT (A-Roseville,ex1) wrote:
>I would also observe that there have been times with economic downturns and
>industry belt tightening in the past. They generally have had a minimal
>effect on 802.3 attendance. (I expect any other active WG will be similar
>but they are outside my experience.)
>In March .3 has:
> .3ae preparing 10 Gig draft for WG ballot
> .3af preparing DTE power for WG ballot
> EFM study group working to get to a PAR.
>Serious business, real decisions going on and no one dedicated to the
>Ethernet business is going to be able to modify their attendance very much.
>.3 will loose a few looky-loos and some duplicate coverage from companies,
>but not much. Also note that the economy was already tight in January and
>interim attendence was still strong.
>Also, since the interims are past, the only polling reasonable ability for
>the chairs is to send an email reflector message out - given Intray overload
>of the usual standards participant, I doubt they would get enough responses
>to be statistically valuable.
>From: Geoff Thompson [mailto:email@example.com]
>Subject: Re: IEEE 802 Meeting Attendance
>I agree with Roger on this.
>At 06:46 AM 2/16/01 -0700, Roger B. Marks wrote:
> >I hate to be an obstructionist, but I am not ready to sign on to this
> >We already have a process for polling our people as to their intent to
> >attend: namely, preregistration. If the request is to instigate people to
> >make up their minds soon about preregistration, then I'll be happy to
> >pitch in. I can also ask people to cancel if they have preregistered but
> >changed their mind. But just asking people to tell me that they are going
> >to preregister doesn't seem like a worthwhile endeavor.
> >At 3:29 PM -0800 01/02/15, Dawn C. Slykhouse wrote:
> >>To All IEEE 802 Working Group Chairs:
> >>As per Jim Carlo's memo regarding attendees cutbacks,
> >>Buzz has requested that we have each WG Chair poll their group
> >>to check on the number of attendees who are committed to
> >>coming to Hilton Head.
> >>This is very important, as we may need to coordinate more overflow
> >>guest rooms and meeting space. As well, this will help us anticipate any
> >>and all potential cutbacks.
> >>We would appreciate your response by: Monday, February 19 or sooner.
> >>Many thanks,
> >>Dawn C. Slykhouse
> >>IEEE 802 Conference Organizer
> >>cc: Darcel Moro and Buzz Rigsbee
> >>Dawn C. Slykhouse
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