Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Tue, 10 March 2020 19:28 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:28:01 -0700
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Subject: Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
To: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <hall@isoc.org>
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+1. This can't have been an easy decision, but I think it's the right one.

-Ekr


On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 12:18 PM Joseph Lorenzo Hall <hall@isoc.org> wrote:

> Thank you all for your leadership; looking forward to a good exceptional
> virtual meeting.
>
> best, Joe
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> *Subject:* IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
>
> The IESG and the IRTF Chair have decided to cancel the in-person IETF 107
> Vancouver meeting. This decision is based on input we gathered from Working
> Group (WG) and Research Group (RG) chairs about our ability to hold
> productive WG and RG sessions at IETF 107. Our assessment of this feedback
> is that a majority of sessions would not be viable if we were to hold the
> in-person IETF meeting. On this basis, we believe we cannot hold an
> effective in-person meeting.
>
> As a result of this cancellation, the in-person Hackathon, Code Sprint,
> all other in-person events planned for the weekend of March 21-22, the
> chairs training scheduled for March 20, and all other in-person sessions
> during the week are cancelled.
>
> The IESG is working on an alternative all-virtual agenda for the week of
> March 21-27 with a limited schedule adapted to accommodate the time zones
> of as many participants as possible. We are also planning to support an
> increased volume of virtual interim meetings during the weeks that follow.
> We will send another update to the community soon with more information
> about these plans. The Hackathon organizers are also considering plans for
> virtual Hackathon support.
>
> We have re-opened Internet-Draft submissions, which had been closed on
> March 9 in anticipation of the in-person meeting. Internet-Drafts may be
> submitted at <https://datatracker.ietf.org/submit/>.
>
> A separate announcement from the IETF Executive Director will follow with
> details about registration cancellations and refunds.
>
> These are unusual times given the circumstances created by the spread of
> COVID-19.  We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy.
>
> Regards,
> The IESG and the IRTF Chair
>
>