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[802SEC] Newcomer orientation time slot for future plenaries.

Dear Colleagues,

I've been asked about whether the newcomer orientation time slot should change with the change in the opening plenary. We have been holding it at 10 AM on Mondays. I plan to stay with that time for the March meeting in two weeks.

With the removal of the IEEE 802 opening plenary, more Working Groups are holding meetings Monday morning in parallel with the EC meeting and the current newcomer orientation time.

However, there isn't any other good time to do it. Other alternatives are:

Monday evening competing with a tutorial slot (or take a tutorial slot but we've already squeezed that by getting rid of Tuesday night tutorials)
Tuesday evening but we got rid of tutorials then because some groups wanted to use it for meeting time.

There is an alternative to holding the training during the busy plenary week. There is no reason that the material has to be presented face to face. It is a straight presentation of a slide deck with Q & A after. Maybe we should save the plenary week time for group meetings that benefit from interaction. We could set up a teleconference or web presentation for New Comer orientation for the week before the plenary session. A time Wednesday or Thursday would allow for varying travel schedules for those coming to IEEE 802 from outside NA.

That would also allow me to lead the session instead of having to pick on various WG officers because of conflict with the EC meeting.

The downside is that it is impossible to pick a time that is convenient for Europe, the Americas and Asia but possibly the session could be recorded so that those wanting to view at different times could do so.

What do you think?


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