Fw: Assessing interest in November W3C Tech Plenary/AC Meetings Week (response needed by 18 March)

I am instructed to discuss the matter below with the working group, and 
this is a public group, so forwarding this seems unavoidable.

John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

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Steve Bratt <steve@w3.org>
"chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>
02/18/2009 02:41 PM
Assessing interest in November W3C Tech Plenary/AC Meetings Week (response 
needed by 18 March)

Dear Chairs,

We previously announced plans to hold the next Technical Plenary and 
Advisory Committee meetings week (TPAP2009) from 2-6 November 2009 in 
Santa Clara, CA, USA. Given the state of the economy, we want to 
understand your interest in holding this typically-valuable meeting as 
planned. Because of an upcoming deadline for cancellation at the meeting 
hotel, we need expressions of interest for your groups in the next month. 
Please talk with your Groups, and complete this survey by 18 March ...
-- http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/34786/TPAC2009/

The working plan is to hold Group meetings on Monday 2, Tuesday 3, 
Thursday 5, and Friday 6 November. The Technical Plenary Day would be held 
all day Wednesday 4 November. The AC Executive Session would start on the 
evening of Tuesday 3 November and will be continued in the afternoon (base 
on last year's model) of Thursday 5 November. We also plan to charge a 
registration fee of $50/day to defray a portion of the expenses (more 
details forthcoming).

In the next few weeks, please discuss the meeting within your group and 
with other groups with which you would like to meet. Consider the 
importance of face-to-face group and cross-group meetings, vis a vis any 
restrictions on travel your participants may be facing. Then answer the 
questions in the survey by 18 March to indicate if your Group would like 
to meet at TPAC2009 as outlined above and how many participants of your 
group will likely attend.

We are also considering alternatives to the above plan, and your input on 
this plan will help us decide whether an alternative arrangement would be 
more useful for you. For example, we could push this meeting to early 2010 
at a different venue that would be more cost effective for the Consortium 
and participants.  The model used during mini-multi-group meeting that was 
held at MIT in January 2007 might be a useful starting point ...
-- http://www.w3.org/2007/01/MGMoverview.html
We'd like to hear your opinions.


Steven R Bratt, Ph.D.  mailto:steve@w3.org
Chief Executive Officer
World Wide Web Consortium   http://www.w3.org/
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
32 Vassar Street, Rm G522, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA / tel: +1.617.253.7697

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