(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.5831) Planning for the 2018 WG5 Meeting

John Reid John.Reid
Sun Jan 8 14:13:03 EST 2017

Damian Rouson wrote:
 > All,
 > 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:
 > http://doodle.com/poll/nyywwfaxmqphhniz
 > 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
 > Hotel
 > 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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