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.

Regards, Jean

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