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Re: host for April DAWG meeting?

From: Alberto Reggiori <alberto@asemantics.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 01:10:22 +0100
Message-Id: <A777A02A-73B9-11D8-BAA3-0003939CA324@asemantics.com>
Cc: Asemantics Staff <staff@asemantics.com>, Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirk@asemantics.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, RDF Data Access Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>


Asemantics.com would be quite happy to host a 1 or 2 day meeting in  
that period.

Now the options we have in Amsterdam are unfortunately some 45 minutes  
way with a
bit of a  walk from the RAI conference center and no easy public  
transport - so we would
rather propose a meeting in the city of Leiden[1]; which is some 30  
minutes from RAI
conference  train station (and trains run day and night) and keep the  
location within
an easy walk from the station (depending on exact numbers).

Having WiFi there should not be any problem at all [2] and if we are  
thin on time then
it is possible to have a simple/quick dutch lunch[3] served in the  
adjacent room; rather
than go out. This would also make a 1.5 day meeting realistic.

As for hotels; trains run day and night - so it is trivial to get back  
to the Amsterdam RAI
area or the central Amsterdam area (trains every 10 minutes; and down  
to every hour
between 1.38am and 5am). That is easiest. For those of you planning  
flights straight in-
or out-; Leiden is essentially the first station south of the airport;  
on the main line
from/to Amsterdam; trains every 10 minutes.


1: http://www.leidenpromotie.nl/english/index.html
2: http://www.wirelessleiden.nl/ in which we are participating
3: Just google for it - a rather utilitarian bread meal in the middle  
of the day
    with a certain flair for efficiency which seems to amuse many  
foreigners. But
     hey - it is quick:  

On Mar 11, 2004, at 4:42 PM, Dan Connolly wrote:

> Our charter calls for a few face to face meetings,
> starting with on in April.
> http://www.w3.org/2003/12/swa/dawg-charter#schedule
> http://www.w3.org/2003/12/swa/dawg-charter#f2f
> XML Europe 2004 is 19-21 April in Amsterdam.
>   http://www.xmleurope.com/
> I gather a number of us are going to be there
> or could get there easily.
> I'm interested in proposals to host our first
> face to face meeting. It's possible that W3C,
> in particular our Amsterdam office, could host,
> but I haven't looked into that.
> If you're willing to host, please propose
> dates and let us know what airport we'd be
> flying to, if not the street address of the
> building where you propose to host the meeting.
> In the 'Art of Consensus' guidebook
>   http://www.w3.org/Guide/ (member confidential)
> we've got some relevant collected wisdom...
>   Host Guidelines for W3C Face to Face Meetings
>   http://www.w3.org/Guide/hosting.htm
> I hope to put the question of where to hold
> the 1st face to face meeting in the agenda
> of the 17 March teleconference, so let's please
> have a proposal (and some "yes, I like that
> proposal" follow-ups) in the next few days.
> -- 
> Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
> see you at the WWW2004 in NY 17-22 May?
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2004 19:10:24 UTC

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