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Re: [802SEC] Electronic Participation in Interim Meetings

What question would you pose then?

Matthew Sherman, Ph.D. 
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BAE Systems -  Network Systems (NS) 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Thompson [] 
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 10:14 PM
To: Sherman, Matthew J. (US SSA)
Subject: Re: [802SEC] Electronic Participation in Interim Meetings


At 05:56 PM 1/10/2009 , Sherman, Matthew J. (US SSA) wrote:
 > Would you participate electronically if you were required
 > to pay the incremental costs for providing electronic
 > participation? (Yes / No)

Such a system would not be fair to those who show up at the meeting. I
no reason why those who show up should not should their fair share of
overhead of putting on a meeting. That means, in my mind, that they pay 
full registration fee less any portion of that which is for local food

When we are putting on a mixed meeting, it has significant overhead
that remote attendees should share in. If folks start opting for remote 
participation over "being there" because they aren't supporting the cost
putting on the meeting, then it increasingly will drive the cost of that

onto those who bother to come. I believe that we want the bias (if any)
be in favor of getting together physically, not against.


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