(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5831) Planning for the 2018 WG5 Meeting
Sun Jan 8 14:13:03 EST 2017
Damian Rouson wrote:
> I look forward to hosting the 2018 WG5 meeting in Oakland, California.
> Please access the following link to respond to a poll regarding
> preferred dates:
> The poll options include each full week in June 2018. Feel free to let
> me know if you would like to have additional options.
> If we have the meeting at the Impact Hub Oakland
> <http://oakland.impacthub.net> ? the worldwide headquarters of Sourcery
> Institute ? then I can reserve either of our two largest meeting
> rooms <http://oakland.impacthub.net/booking/> for plenary sessions. One
> holds 26 people. The other holds 36. I?ll book the one that holds 26
> unless any of you suggest otherwise.
A limit of 26 sounds fine.
> If someone could give me an
> estimate of the likely sizes we?ll need for breakout rooms, that would
> be helpful.
They can be quite small, perhaps 6. What is available?
> I am investigating hotel options and am using the government per diem
> rate of $161/night as an intended cap, which will be challenging here.
> One option that I believe will be under the per diem rate is the Clarion
> downtown Oakland, which Google Maps estimates to be a 15-minute,
> 0.8-mile walk from the Impact Hub Oakland
> If you take a slight detour, it can be a very pleasant walk along
> picturesque Lake Merritt. It?s also possible to take the subway one stop
> (the map shows the 12th St. and 19th St. BART subway stops on Broadway).
> My assistant is investigating other hotel options as well.
> There are dozens of great lunch and dinner spots across the full
> spectrum of prices within blocks of the Impact Hub Oakland, including a
> microbrewery that shares a wall with the Hub and restaurant just across
> the courtyard from the Hub.
> For anyone thinking of spending extra days here before or after the
> meeting, I will provide a list of local cultural attractions and
> excursions further afield. From downtown Oakland, San Francisco is only
> 20 minutes away via subway and the wine country in Sonoma and Napa
> valleys is only a 1-hour drive away. For any music lovers, I highly
> recommend taking in a show at the SF Jazz Center
> <https://www.sfjazz.org/sfjazz-center>, which is a beautiful venue that
> is the first free-standing concert hall of its size and stature for jazz
> in the U.S.
> All suggestions regarding the above are welcome.
What about a reunion of "old geezers"? We last did that in 2003 as a
2-day meeting before the WG5/J3 meeting.
Thanks very much for your offer to host this meeting.
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