RE: Travel Considerations

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> Here is an interesting optimization problem: it turns out the 
> most polluting part of a conference is people taking jets to 
> fly to the conference.  Minimize that and the planet wins.  

Simple solution. Only allow people to attend if they take a train or bus
to the conference. Enforce this by including tickets for train or bus
(your choice) when registering to attend a conference. It makes
trans-continental conferences impossible (although you might add an
ocean liner option) but that is not necessarily a bad thing.  What is
wrong with have several different continental chapters of the IETF,
given that all decisionmaking is supposed to be done online, not in

--Michael Dillon

P.S. if you look at a map of Europe, Prague is rather centrally located
an makes an ideal location for a "green" conference like this.

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