[rgchairs] Re: 63rd IETF Agenda - DRAFT

Lars Eggert <lars.eggert@netlab.nec.de> Wed, 13 July 2005 17:16 UTC

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On 2005-7-13, at 3:49 , Thierry Ernst wrote:
> It's notorious that people try to arrange their flight in advance in
> order to get cheaper prices, so if we really want people to organize
> their trip in a way they consider staying on Friday, we:
> 1. must issue a draft agenda earlier (I would say 1 month in  
> advance at
> the very least
> 2. in case of agenda changes, no slot should be move to the  
> extremity of
> the week
> 3. people should get used to stay on Friday
> The problem for 3 is that some WGs have to play the role of guinea-pig
> and this is not acceptable. So, 1 and 2 may be the 1st category's
> requirement. May be one eaay way is for some WGs to volunteer for a
> Friday BOF ahead of time, with the information spread on the relevant
> mailing lists.
> A side note, I think it's a bad idea to schedule a BOF on Friday  
> because
> many people are not aware of the content of a BOF before they attend;
> also BOF need to span a larger audience.

If you want to achieve (3), which is the right thing to do IMO, then  
let's make Friday "BOF day" in Vancouver, announce it well before and  
schedule all BOFs then. (Or the IETF after Vancouver if that's too  

Lars Eggert                                     NEC Network Laboratories

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