Re: [Ietf-community-india] Fw: [Recentattendees] BANGKOK SELECTED FOR IETF 103

Fred Baker <> Sat, 03 February 2018 07:30 UTC

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And it shouldn't require a three day horseback ride to get from the airport to the hotel. We had a lot of grief over Hiroshima because after flying to Osaka one had to take a high speed train. Think about driving across Bangalore..

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> On Feb 2, 2018, at 11:24 PM, Carsten Bormann <>; wrote:
>> On Feb 3, 2018, at 08:13, Vishnu Ram <>; wrote:
>> I think we should work towards meeting the critieria in 
>> draft-ietf-mtgvenue-iaoc-venue-selection-process-11
> Yes.  Note that it is not too easy to qualify for an IETF venue; e.g., people from Madrid have tried to get an IETF there but (at least last time I looked) Madrid just didn’t have the right places to meet at.
> So you really have to look at specific venues and their suitability; we can’t really meet “in India” but we need to meet at a specific hotel/conference center.  (And, of course, the city that one is in needs to be reachable without a three-day horseback ride, and needs to have enough hotels to house all the IETFers, but I think that’s rather easy to meet in India.)
> Grüße, Carsten
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