Re: [87attendees] [87all] IETF 87 Berlin Meeting Review

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Sat, 17 August 2013 17:27 UTC

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On 8/17/2013 9:59 AM, Mary Barnes wrote:
> I totally agree with this concern and it's been mentioned before, but I
> don't believe it's become a factor in choosing meeting locations.

It isn't.

In fact, the tourism appeal of a venue is often considered as a benefit, 
since some attendees have voiced a desire to bring family and a better 
tourism venue facilitates that.  (This, of course, nicely confounds 
criteria for selecting a meeting, rather than simply optimizing for 
meeting effectiveness and convenience.)


...
>airfares during peak times are at least 30% higher than off
> peak.   My guess is the fact that nice cities at nice times of year
> increases attendance may be one of the reasons it's not being considered
> as a factor.
>
> On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 5:01 AM, Hermin Anggawijaya
> <hermin.anggawijaya@gmail.com <mailto:hermin.anggawijaya@gmail.com>> wrote:
...
>  I thought
>     that it would be nice if meeting dates do not coincide with 'peak'
>     holiday season in the meeting location.

+1

On the other hand, the premium price means we also get to wrestle with 
masses of tourists and I'm sure we all enjoy that.

d/

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Dave Crocker
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