Michael StJohns wrote:
What I think Jordi is saying is that he wants the US sponsors to
subsidize the cost of the overseas meetings. At least that's what it
works out to be....
This view can be mapped to a classic model that would have significant benefits
for the IETF:
A "host" gets all sorts of marketing leverage out of the role in producing an
There is nothing that requires that the event site management effort be coupled
with a particular host's venue.
If we moved to a model of having companies provide sponsorship funds, in return
for which they get appropriate marketing presence, then we could have meeting
venue management move to the sort of predictable and timely basis -- ie, far
enough ahead of time -- that has been a concern for many years.
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