Re: IETF 109 Preliminary Agenda

Michael Richardson <> Sun, 18 October 2020 21:46 UTC

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From: Michael Richardson <>
To: Lou Berger <>,
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Subject: Re: IETF 109 Preliminary Agenda
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Lou Berger <> wrote:
    > I have no interest in eroding that. but I think we could do something a
    > little more intelligent for virtual ietfs going forward. For example on
    > the virtuals that I scheduled, we call among the contributors and find
    > a time that work best for them. Clearly polling is not a great way to
    > do it for a whole meeting but, for example, we could be scheduling
    > based on a majority of attendees rather than on what might be a
    > hypothetical location in the future.  For example 110 could start based
    > on what is a normal start time for the  weighted average of eu
    > attendees for the last year.  I suspect that this will only make a
    > small difference given the distribution of time zones in each region is
    > only about 3-4 hours, but still seems less arbitrary and more
    > reflective of today's reality to me...

Are you saying that the time zone for the meeting would be driven by the who
has registered rather than what locale it was supposed to be in?

Or are you limiting it to EU attendees, since it was to be in Prague?

There are some chicken and egg if we try to do this based upon registration
for the current meeting, but I'm sure we could figure something out.

Michael Richardson <>   . o O ( IPv6 IøT consulting )
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