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From: "Ole Jacobsen" <ole(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com>
To: "Iljitsch van Beijnum" <iljitsch(_at_)muada(_dot_)com>
Cc: "Harald Tveit Alvestrand" <harald(_at_)alvestrand(_dot_)no>; "IETF
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: IETF 78 Annoucement
I don't know why you think moving the meeting to June will make more
facilities available in Europe. July-August is the traditional
vacation season and hence "off season" for conferences.
Precisely, and if facilities include travel, which for me as a potential
participant they do, then yes, more is available.
When last I used Schipol, it was for a July meeting and, for a one hop
flight to another European country, I was told to check in three hours
beforehand. This was before the security scares, when a one hour check-in would
be lengthy. When I asked why so long, I was told never to use Schipol at a
weekend in July; holiday season, always a nightmare. And it was; the check-in
queue is etched in my brain still.
So May, delightful, June, pleasant, July, nightmare. I wonder if that is why
RIPE meet in May.
example might be IETF in Paris which one could argue suffered slightly
from the fact that Paris was basically "closed for vacation" at that
time, but I am sure it made it easier to get the convention center
and hotel and probably cheaper too. And the "closed" condition didn't
seem to cause anyone to starve etc.
Ole J. Jacobsen
Editor and Publisher, The Internet Protocol Journal
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