In Adam's note that started this thread on the Marketing list, he
asked about organising a one-day OOo RegiCon before DLS, but so
far we haven't really addressed that question; we got deflected
into talking about a booth. I'd like to return to the question of
a 1-day RegiCon program.
Jacqueline commented in response to Adam that "there were too few
people able to commit promised resources to the previous event."
If this comment was in reference to the RegiCon itself (the
program of speakers), rather than the booth, then I'm wondering
what "promised resources" were not forthcoming. I wasn't involved
in the program planning for this year's RegiCon, so I don't know
who was involved.
Conference planning is something that several of us (who are not
involved in OOoCon2005) are quite capable of doing, thus not
taking limited resources away from other marketing efforts. Adam
already volunteered to take the initiative and approach Linspire.
I notice in Jacqueline's note that this year's event was referred
to the Community Council because of the controvery about
Linspire. Would the CC need to be involved again, or could
Marketing authorise a RegiCon?
To be most effective, the organisers of a one-day RegiCon would
need to have a few practical items (like a "callforpapers" email
address and a web page for the event that the organisers would be
responsible for maintaining) set up, but those are quick and easy
to do. Then it's just a matter of delegating the authority and
letting the volunteers get on with it.