Re: IETF 92 in Dallas!

joel jaeggli <joelja@bogus.com> Fri, 17 August 2012 19:38 UTC

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On 8/17/12 12:20 PM, Robert Raszuk wrote:
>
> > Hotel contracts by their nature need to be negotiated under mutual
> > NDA unless you want all the vendors in the region to mysteriously
> > arrive at the same lower bound.
>
> All hotel rates are wide open and published on IETF web page. It's an 
> interesting NDA which permits open disclosure ;-)
The room rate is...
> Besides hotel is least worry as we do know the IETF rates for the last 
> few years and it is quite easy to check with any hotel if they are 
> willing to meet those targets or not.

A week long meeting involving ~1200 people, dozens meeting rooms, plus 
ancillary meeting, receptions, takeover and operation of a network, av 
support, and catering is a rather different beast.

> R.
>
>
>> On 8/17/12 12:05 PM, Robert Raszuk wrote:
>>> Hi Bob,
>>>
>>> Is there any way to broaden the scope of IAOC choice and provide the
>>> candidate locations which would meet IETF criteria by any IETF member ?
>>>
>>> For example once I know the criteria I could check around in Poland to
>>> see if there is any place which would satisfy the future IETF venue.
>>>
>>> I am sure friends from South America would be glad to conduct similar
>>> local research in their neighborhood. So would others from other
>>> continents.
>>>
>>> Are the criteria for IETF meetings published or is this some sort of
>>> top secret (for example how much the venue may cost) ?
>>>
>>> Could we all contribute via a wiki page ? Could we make the IETF
>>> choice of location an open process ?
>> Hotel contracts by their nature need to be negotiated under mutual NDA
>> unless you want all the vendors in the region to mysteriously arrive at
>> the same lower bound.
>>
>>
>