Re: [802SEC] Comment on non-North-America venue
Thank you Herbert for taking the time to submit these thoughtful and
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.
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
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 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.
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