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FW: Final feelback sought on joint Technical Plenary/AC Meetings week by 9 September

From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 13:58:51 -0500
To: <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>
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Attached is info about a proposed new plan
for Technical Plenary meetings (which, to 
date, has been the only time the XML Core WG
meets f2f).

Summary of the proposal:
* A usual TP week last week of Feb 2006 in Cannes.
* The next TP week would be in November of 2007,
  and then each November after that.
* Starting in Nov 2007, the TP week would include
  an embedded half day AC meeting (Thursday morning),
  but WGs would not meet then--instead, the WG meetings
  for the second half of the week would be Thursday
  afternoon, all day Friday, and Saturday morning.

See pointers below for more info, and feel free to
share any thoughts within the WG (and Norm and I
will carry them back).


-----Original Message-----
From: chairs-request@w3.org [mailto:chairs-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
Steve Bratt
Sent: Thursday, 2005 August 25 13:37
To: chairs@w3.org
Subject: Final feelback sought on joint Technical Plenary/AC Meetings week
by 9 September

Dear Chairs,

In June, we initiated a discussion [1] with the AC representatives and
Chairs on options for reorganizing our annual calendar of big meetings in
order to increase the value of these meetings for Members.  The most
significant element of the proposal, and the most logistically complex, was
the concept for a joint TP/AC Week to be held around November of each year,
starting in 2007.  74% of the respondents to a survey [2] that we issued
strongly or very strongly supported (scored 4 or 5 on a scale of 5) the
proposal to hold an AC Meeting in conjunction with the Technical Plenary
Week. However, there was no strong consensus around any of the proposed
schedules of activities within this TP/AC Week.  

Very few Chairs responded to the original survey. Since the TP week is
mainly focused around W3C's Working and Interest Groups, I would like to
ensure that the benefits of any changes to this week outweigh the costs for
you and your Groups.  

Based on significant input, a revised proposal for the TP/AC Week is now
available [3].  Please review, with your Groups if possible, the section
containing the revised schedule for the week, plus additional questions ...


For those wishing to provide input on this revised proposal, please send it
to this list by Friday 9 September.   I hope that shortly after that we can
finalize our overall Big Meetings Calendar, try this new configuration for a
year or two, and then make any necessary adjustments based on experience.

Best Regards,


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2005AprJun/0056.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/34257/mtgcal200505/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/08/10-bigcal.html

Steven R Bratt, Chief Operating Officer     mailto:steve@w3.org
World Wide Web Consortium   http://www.w3.org/
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
The Stata Center / Building 32-G522 / 32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA / tel: +1.617.253.7697 / fax: +1.617.258.5999
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