[802SEC] Should we continue to meet in Hawaii?
The original rationale for meeting in Hawaii was to meet our Pacific Rim attendees halfway once every two years. We reached this decision many years ago after an unsuccessful search for economically feasible venues in Australia, Japan, etc.
The previous search was done before the recesion in Japan and neighbors. Also, there have been new venues constructed since then. For instance, the IETF had a meeting in Yokohama at the Yokohama Grand Inter-Continental Hotel. There is a Pan Pacific Hotel across the street for overflow.
Given the costs of meeting in Hawaii, the SEC should investigate the possibility of meeting on the West side of the Pacific instead of in the middle.