Re: [Mtgvenue] Disposition of the group

Eliot Lear <> Fri, 06 March 2020 15:05 UTC

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> On 6 Mar 2020, at 15:58, Michael Richardson <> wrote:
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> Eliot Lear <> wrote:
>> One of the things I believe we need to understand is this: what is the
>> footprint, inclusive of air, hotel, restaurant, as compared to people
>> not meeting?  I also think it helps to have a feel for what would
>> happen if we were to have smaller meetings, but more of them for
>> various clusters of working groups. Would footprints likely go up, stay
>> the same, etc?
> Are you suggesting that we meet in areas or other verticals, rather than in plenary?
> Or am I mis-understanding.

I’m suggesting that we consider all alternatives when we have a bit more data.

> I think that there are many ways that this would go the wrong direction, but
> it could be made to work in a variety of ways.  Some things I can think of might be unpopular.

So… when we have some data we should have those on the table too/

>> If we were to gather that sort of information, then the community can
>> discuss what to do next.  Right now, we simply lack data.
> I think we need to use IETF107 to figure out what questions to ask.

I really would like the LLC & Executive Director to assist us here.  We’re engineers, not social scientists.


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