Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled

Lou Berger <lberger@labn.net> Tue, 10 March 2020 20:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
To: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <hall@isoc.org>
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+1 - Thank you.

On 3/10/2020 3:28 PM, Eric Rescorla wrote:
> +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 
> <mailto: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
>