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Re: [802SEC] Comment on non-North-America venue

Thank you Herbert for taking the time to submit these thoughtful and
detailed comments.  


I will share them with the IEEE-802 SEC who will ultimately be charged
with making the decisions on our future venue choices.  


I apologize for your difficulty with the email address.      We'll check
to see if there is a problem at our end.  


Thanx,  Buzz
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
Boeing IT
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA  98124-2207
Ph: (425) 373-8960    Fx: (425) 865-7960
Cell: (425) 417-1022


From: Herbert Ruck [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:11 AM
To: Rigsbee, Everett O
Cc: Herbert Ruck
Subject: Comment on non-North-America venue


Dear Dr. Rigsbee,


I have responded to the survey but I have a few additional comments.

The 802info@ieee e-mail to which we were supposed to send 

the comments is "not recognized" by my mail system so that I send 

them to you directly.


1)      Location of the hotel


It is more convenient to meet at hotels that are located close to the

center of cities.


In San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, Beijing or Atlanta the

large hotels constitute the center (downtown) of cities. 

In Rome all modern large hotels are far outside the center of the city.

We have only a few minutes between the meetings to go outside 

the hotel so that being away from the city is of no interest.


2)      New York City location


At the prices listed in your survey of $500 per night and $1200

registration fees it should be possible to meet in New York City.

In discussions with people at the 802 meetings New York is regularly

mentioned as a desirable place to meet.


3)      Weak Dollar


With the weak US Dollar visiting the US becomes cheap for visitors

like China. It is very convenient and advantageous for "foreign" members

to attend meetings in the US.


Best regards

Herbert Ruck 

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