Re: limiting our set of cities

Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com> Fri, 21 February 2020 19:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: limiting our set of cities
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:42:22 -0800
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Michael,

> Why is the IETF LLC making lists of cities of places where have never met,
> (Ottawa? Seriously?  We established 20years ago it won't work)
> and why does it seem like we continue to spend money and time (including
> flights to check places out) when we have quite a number of successful
> meetings in many places.
> Yes, for Europe and North America, many is certainly the case.

Just because a city and venue worked in the past, doesn’t mean it will work now, as well the the opposite, a city/venue that didn’t work before may work now.   Venues are constantly changing, hotels are remodeled, new hotels are built, management changes at venues, hotel networks change and how they are managed, costs are deponent on other events in the city, etc., etc.  What worked or didn’t worked 20 years ago is hardly relevant going forward.

Bob