Re: [108attendees] Successful IETF 108

"Joel M. Halpern" <> Sun, 02 August 2020 14:32 UTC

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For me, the point of the IETF face-to-face sessions, or of interim WG 
sessions, is to engender discussion of issues which are difficult to 
understand / resolve on the email list.  Having two different sessions, 
worse with two different chairs, would be as if one were engaging two 
different WGs.  WHile that is better than nothing, it is not the goal.

Also note that unless we change the rules for chairs, it is quite likely 
to have two chairs in the same time zone, or at least have chairs such 
that having a session at a sane time for China is hard on the chairs. 
As long as we are following the pattern of the IETF meeetings (different 
meetings move the pain to different people) that is something we accept 
as chairs.  I do not see hwo "doing it twice" would work.

And rotating time zones within a short period of time is really hard on 
people's bodies.


On 8/2/2020 2:53 AM, Tim Chown wrote:
> On 2 Aug 2020, at 07:05, Toerless Eckert <> wrote:
>> I have consumed over the past few months a couple of research conferences
>> where pre-recorded video clips where used, created by the individual
>> contributors. I did not see a difference in quality of those that
>> where given live. Rather the opposite, because like when i did the same
>> myself, the pre-recording allowed to repeat the recording and train it.
>> Especially for presentations of 4..10 minutes that actually improves
>> quality quite a bit.
>> I did not say this MUST be done, i was solely saying that we should
>> allow this to become an option chosen by the presenter.
> I’ve come across this recently for a meeting which was trying to solicit input ion certain networking topics worldwide.  The talks are recorded, and the meeting run twice in 24 hours at different times of the day (2pm UTC and 7am UTC) with talks shown and discussion following each, and the outputs from both meetings merged.
> Would it be crazy to repeat IETF sessions twice a day?   Imagine last week’s schedule, but delivered at (say) 11am UTC and  11pm UTC, potentially with different chairs to avoid the 4am Bob scenario.  Since all decisions are “taken to the list”, then does it matter if two instances of (say) 6man at 11am and 11pm UTC might make different points and have different threads of discussion?
> Just putting it out there.
> Tim