[J3] next year

Bill Long longb at cray.com
Tue Jul 21 21:27:39 EDT 2020

I seem to recall that the Spring Hill Suites (across from the convention center) had larger meeting rooms.  Is that an option?  It is still in the Marriott empire so people could still use their rewards cards and we could still employ Valerie to handle the details.   This would probably be my first choice as a new place for the meeting. 

If we want to wander outside the Marriott options. other possibilities might include:

1) The Embassy Suites (where Daniel C usually stays).  I attended a meeting held there and seem to recall multiple meeting rooms. 

2) Does the Hard Rock Hotel (Damian’s place) have the needed meeting rooms?  

3)  The Westgate, attached to the Convention Center,  certainly has meeting rooms. 
They probably charge for them, though. 

Spring Hill and Embassy Suites both have breakfast.   I’m guessing that Hard Rock and Westgate don’t have breakfast included. 

At the rate things are going, we might still be Zooming  in February, but for October, next year….


> On Jul 21, 2020, at 6:25 PM, Steve Lionel via J3 <j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org> wrote:
> Even ignoring the pandemic, the meeting room at RI Hughes has been inadequate for us for a while now. We need a bigger space. But I agree that in-person attendance in February will be limited, if any. I think we ultimately need to find a larger space, and one that provides breakout rooms for subgroups. INCITS has been insistent that the way we've been doing it, with subgroups meeting in members' rooms. is unacceptable.
> Steve
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 5:15 PM Dan Nagle via J3 <j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> The manager at RI shared this
> > With the new social distancing requirements as of today, the largest meeting room at the Residence Inn Hughes center can only hold 8 people U-Shape.  If you can change to classroom that number can go up to 10 people.
> Is this worthwhile?
> --
> Cheers!
> Dan Nagle

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