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Re: TPAC 2022 - hybrid in Vancouver or fully virtual again?

From: Reilly Grant <reillyg@google.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2022 10:04:47 -0800
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To: "Kostiainen, Anssi" <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>
Cc: W3C Devices and Sensors WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
I am somewhat likely to be able to attend an in-person meeting. Assuming
current trends continue I will be comfortable with such an event and I
believe that my employer's current travel policies will allow it.
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Reilly Grant
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Google Chrome

On Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 4:49 AM Kostiainen, Anssi <anssi.kostiainen@intel.com>

> Hi DAS WG,
> In 2020 and 2021 we held W3C’s annual TPAC conferences virtually due to
> COVID. The previous in-person TPAC took place in Fukuoka, Japan in
> September 2019.
> TPAC planners are now collecting early signals from WGs whether TPAC 2022
> should be a hybrid or virtual meeting. If a hybrid meeting, the physical
> part would take place in Vancouver, Canada from 12 to 16 September 2022.
> The decision on the meeting format (hybrid or virtual) will be made early
> April and your feedback will influence that decision.
> To that end, please let us chairs know (privately, if so preferred) your
> best estimate, or guesstimate, on your TPAC in-person attendance likelihood
> on this not so exact scale by 21 March 2022:
> likely / somewhat likely / unlikely / no idea
> You are not committing to anything by answering. Your chairs will
> anonymise your feedback and roll it up to help TPAC planners make a more
> informed decision. That’s it.
> We’re aware of various unknowns that make committing at this time
> impossible, such as:
> - emergence of new variants, changing quarantine requirements
> - company travel restrictions, policies, budgets
> - national or company-wide restrictions
> - border-crossing requirements
> Feel free to add to this list additional considerations and unknowns to
> help inform the decision.
> We will share with you the final decision on the TPAC format as soon as
> possible.
> Thanks for your continued contributions and support.
> Thanks,
> -Anssi (DAS WG co-chair)
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