Re: Agenda experiment for IETF 103 in November in Bangkok

Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com> Mon, 14 May 2018 09:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: Agenda experiment for IETF 103 in November in Bangkok
To: Loa Andersson <loa@pi.nu>, Paul Wouters <paul@nohats.ca>, Linda Dunbar <linda.dunbar@huawei.com>
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From: Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com>
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If we are going formally include a sightseeing day in the agenda, then 
mid-week would be my preference :)

I think this is a silly experiment. There may be a few who use it to 
meet informally, but given the reluctance of so many to stay to Friday 
even when there are formal meetings, I think the IETF on Friday is 
likely to become even more of a ghost town.

If you want to create  informal time, I suggest the IESG simply declare 
some mid-week open slots, where nothing is allowed to be scheduled. 
Ideally neither the first or the last slots in the day. That way people 
will be in the building but free to talk, just like they are for the 
Sunday reception, and for most lunch, refreshment breaks and dinner breaks.

- Stewart