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Re: [802SEC] Should we continue to meet in Hawaii?

At 01:21 12/11/2002 -0700, wrote:

>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 

I agree.