Re: [78attendees] We'll meet again...

Haibin Song <melodysong@huawei.com> Mon, 09 August 2010 14:21 UTC

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 16:21:22 +0200
From: Haibin Song <melodysong@huawei.com>
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> This is less an issue with city size than with venue location within the
> city. IMO, Hiroshima, Stockholm, Anaheim, and Vancouver had this, but
> Maastricht and Dublin's venues (NOT the cities) made the week more
> difficult than it needed to be.

I agree. I'm also very happy if the host can find some nice and convenient locations within cities like Tokyo and Beijing, where you can have restaurants in walking distance, and where that is not so crowded and noisy. 

Haibin


> -----Original Message-----
> From: 78attendees-bounces@ietf.org [mailto:78attendees-bounces@ietf.org]
> On Behalf Of Joe Touch
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 2010 10:01 PM
> To: Ole Jacobsen
> Cc: 78attendees@ietf.org
> Subject: Re: [78attendees] We'll meet again...
> 
> Hi, all,
> 
> I too enjoyed visiting Maastricht, and like the idea of not always going
> to the same large places repeatedly, and don't mind a brief (2-hour or
> less) train ride after a flight.
> 
> That said, I would appreciate future locations be less 'pinned', i.e.,
> where at least some alternatives (for lunch, [brewed] coffee, or just to
> take a break) were available within a reasonably brief walk.
> 
> This is less an issue with city size than with venue location within the
> city. IMO, Hiroshima, Stockholm, Anaheim, and Vancouver had this, but
> Maastricht and Dublin's venues (NOT the cities) made the week more
> difficult than it needed to be.
> 
> Joe
> 
> On 8/6/2010 8:09 AM, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
> >
> > Cities like Maastricht and Hiroshima offer the "all in one place"
> > experience. Pretty much everything your would want to see/buy/eat
> > could be gotten to by foot, a short cab ride or even the tram.
> > This is also very much true for places like Oslo, Vancouver, and
> > yes Amsterdam (apart from the separation of venue and hotels for
> > an event as large as the IETF).
> >
> > This has a lot more to do with geography than it has to do with
> > population density.
> >
> > Ole
> >
> > Ole J. Jacobsen
> > Editor and Publisher,  The Internet Protocol Journal
> > Cisco Systems
> > Tel: +1 408-527-8972   Mobile: +1 415-370-4628
> > E-mail: ole@cisco.com  URL: http://www.cisco.com/ipj
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