Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled

Michael StJohns <> Tue, 10 March 2020 19:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
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Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:25:55 -0400
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On 3/10/2020 3:14 PM, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
> I don't think this is right.
> Not having an official ban from the Canada authorities makes impossible to get a refund for:
> 1) Flight
> 2) Hotel
> So, for those that have paid that from their own pocket, in advance, to make it cheaper, is the IETF insurance going to cover that?
> Regards,
> Jordi
> @jordipalet

No, the IETF insurance will not cover this.

1) See what your airline will do - otherwise if you didn't buy 
insurance, it's your issue to resolve.   I'm in the same boat, but I 
expected to be.  At the least its a deductible expense on taxes.

2) The IETF main hotel has a 72 cancellation policy to cancel without 
cost.  Take advantage of it.  If you didn't register via the IETF 
portal, it's your issue to resolve.

The IETF and its management is doing the best it can with conflicting 
priorities and expects that all of us will take responsibility for our 
own actions.  I appreciate their service in the face of a very hard 

I note that you have stated a belief that the IETF is responsible for 
making you whole not a few times prior - perhaps investing in insurance 
in the future might be more productive?

Later, Mike