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Re: schema.org markup for a community meeting?

From: Justin Boyan <jaboyan@google.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:46:44 +0000
Message-ID: <CABJSzUsmjHMRmuYsYwVWJkYCr1WG9asr9M6-G5PJ=pnTSoL43A@mail.gmail.com>
To: kcoyle@kcoyle.net, public-vocabs@w3.org
I was thinking of government-related events open to the public like town
meetings, school board meetings, open legislative sessions, etc.

On Wed Jun 25 2014 at 1:22:34 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:

> Out of curiosity - what would be the definition of "CivicEvent"? Does it
> mean a publicly open event? A local government sponsored event? A
> city-wide event?
>
> kc
>
> On 6/25/14, 5:51 AM, Justin Boyan wrote:
> > I think adding a 'host' or 'organizer' property alongside attendee and
> > performer on schema.org/Event <http://schema.org/Event> would make
> > sense. I also think adding a new subtype, say, schema.org/CivicEvent
> > <http://schema.org/CivicEvent>, is a no-brainer. The accessibility and
> > amenities issues should be considered more broadly - and perhaps they go
> > with the Place rather than the Event. Finally, IMO, issuesToAddress is
> > unlikely to be used consistently as a structured field so that data
> > should probably just be part of the event description.
> >
> > Justin
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 5:31 AM, Albert Willis <alwillis@mac.com
> > <mailto:alwillis@mac.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Working on a project and I need to markup meetings of community
> >     members of a city or neighborhood to address a civic issue and
> >     nothing in http://schema.org/Event fits.
> >
> >     Ideally, I’d like a version of Event with the following changes:
> >
> >       * instead of a performer, it would be a convener (or host) which
> >         would be a Person or Organization
> >       * instead of workPerformed, it would be issuesToAddress (something
> >         that’s not a CreativeWork)
> >       * markup to indicate if an RSVP is required
> >       * a contactPoint for the meeting (like we see in
> >         http://schema.org/Organization) for RSVPs or additional
> information
> >       * markup for amenities offered (food, child care) to make it more
> >         convenient for people to attend
> >       * should be able to specify whether the location has affordances
> >         for people in wheelchairs, etc.
> >       * should be able to indicate if there will be translation
> >         available for non-native speakers
> >       * should be able to indicate whether sign language for deaf people
> >         will be available
> >
> >
> >     Most of the meetings I attend are hosted by ad hoc or temporary
> >     entities (committees, working groups, etc.) that aren’t formal
> >     Organizations, so the http://schema.org/Organization markup doesn’t
> >     work well for that either, but that’s another issue.
> >
> >     In the short term, any suggestions for a combination of markup I
> >     could use to indicate some of these attributes?
> >
> >     Longer term, I’m happy to participate in a process for new
> >     schema.org <http://schema.org> vocabulary to address these issues.
> >
> >     Thanks.
> >
> >
> >        — Al
> >
> >
> >     ---
> >     Al Willis
> >     alwillis@mac.com <mailto:alwillis@mac.com>
> >
>
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