this argues in favor of moving an additional IETF meeting
out of north america, although personally I think it argues
against any urgent need to internationalize meeting locations.
It's not a urgent need, but having the IETF meeting at a certain place
does decide the audience. Not everybody will be ready to spend a
thousand dollars and with 14 hours of in-flight time to attend a meeting
of 14 hours. One would rather stick to his computer and see the online
videos of the meeting and be active on the IETF mailing lists , than
actually attend the same.
I am in favor of having the meeting in different part of the world, and
not just stick to one continent.