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Re: W3C TPAC2012 - Will your group meet in Lyon, France WBS

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:21:37 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJK2wqXp=3LRF7o3R8_fJqSKnqh_p-eCEN2xouoWp5kgqTAMZA@mail.gmail.com>
To: tmichel@w3.org
Cc: "public-audio@w3.org" <public-audio@w3.org>
Indeed, scheduling a large meeting of any kind is a challenge.  However,
this is two years in a row that the TPAC has been scheduled over Halloween
- last fall I simply skipped the first day of TPAC in order to take my
daughters trick-or-treating, and took a very early flight in on Tuesday
morning. That's not an option this year (Halloween is Wednesday, and the
travel itself will take the better part of a day).

My problem with the W3C's scheduling is that this is a well-known family
occasion - perhaps particularly so in the US - and there really are not
that many such holidays to avoid during the year (Christmas, New Year's,
Thanksgiving).  It is disappointing, since (obviously) I find the TPAC of
great value, but I figure I will get approximately five more Halloweens
with my oldest daughter before she won't have anything to do with
trick-or-treating with me.  :)

But then, I already ranted on
this<https://plus.google.com/u/0/106422711035746240826/posts/FJVZimkxnrJ>,
so I'll stop now.  I replied to the survey as best I could - the options
presented did not let me directly express "I will not attend the TPAC, but
would like another FTF elsewhere/when", but that's my preference.

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:01 AM, Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org> wrote:

> Chris,
> It is difficult to consider  all the different vacation throughout the
> world in order to setup such large meeting as TPAC.
> In fact the TPAC is also set during a European (worldwide ?) holiday on
> Nov 01 (Toussaint) as every year.
>
> Thierry.
>
>
> Le 19/03/2012 20:18, Chris Wilson a écrit :
>
>> Just a data point - I've already stated I will not attend the TPAC, due to
>> it being scheduled (again) over the family-oriented holiday of Halloween.
>>  (i.e., it is impossible to attend any significant portion of the TPAC in
>> France and not miss seeing my kids dressed up for Halloween.)  I'd prefer
>> a
>> different FTF venue.
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Thierry MICHEL<tmichel@w3.org>  wrote:
>>
>>  We should discuss if the audio WG will meet in Lyon.
>>>
>>> -------- Message original --------
>>> Sujet: W3C TPAC2012 - Will your group meet in Lyon, France WBS
>>> Date de renvoi : Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:30:31 +0000
>>> De (renvoi) : chairs@w3.org
>>> Date : Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:29:50 +0100
>>> De : Alexandra Lavirotte<alex@w3.org>
>>> Organisation : W3C
>>> Pour : Chairs<chairs@w3.org>, "ab@w3.org"<ab@w3.org>, tag@w3.org, "
>>> w3t@w3.org"<w3t@w3.org>
>>>
>>> Dear Group Chairs, Advisory Board and TAG Members,
>>>
>>> As we announced last September [1], TPAC2012 will be held in Lyon,
>>> France at the Cité Centre de Congrès de Lyon from 29 October through 2
>>> November 2012.
>>>
>>> [1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/****Member/chairs/2011JulSep/**
>>> 0120.**html<https://lists.w3.org/Archives/**Member/chairs/2011JulSep/0120.**html>
>>> <https://lists.w3.**org/Archives/Member/chairs/**2011JulSep/0120.html<https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2011JulSep/0120.html>
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> We are asking Group Chairs to start discussions to determine whether and
>>> when your
>>> group would like to meet during this week.
>>> Please complete the wbs questionnaire [2] by 30 April 2012. If you chair
>>> more than one group, you will need to appoint an alternate to complete
>>> the questionnaire for the other group to avoid overwriting your replies
>>> for the first group.
>>>
>>> [2] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/****wbs/34786/ChairsTPAC2012/<https://www.w3.org/2002/09/**wbs/34786/ChairsTPAC2012/>
>>> <http**s://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/**34786/ChairsTPAC2012/<https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/34786/ChairsTPAC2012/>
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> Schedule for the week:
>>>        Group Meetings: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
>>>        Plenary Day: Wednesday
>>>        AC Sessions: Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday Plenary and Thursday
>>> morning
>>>
>>> There will be a registration fee of 45 EUR per day to defray a portion
>>> of the meeting costs.
>>> Please refer to the Meeting Overview page [3] for additional details.
>>>
>>> [3] http://www.w3.org/2012/10/****TPAC/Overview.html<http://www.w3.org/2012/10/**TPAC/Overview.html>
>>> <http://www.**w3.org/2012/10/TPAC/Overview.**html<http://www.w3.org/2012/10/TPAC/Overview.html>
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>> We look forward to another successful meeting.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Alexandra.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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