[LGM] Direct me to wrap up of previous LGMs, please
gpittman at iglou.com
Tue Apr 23 17:48:35 PDT 2013
On 04/23/2013 05:58 PM, Tobias Ellinghaus wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 23. April 2013, 21:33:10 schrub Gregory Pittman:
>> Well, for one thing, decisions are not based on the results of an
>> applause meter (as Femke mentioned at the time).
> Since LGM is meant for the people actually going there an applause meter might
> very well be the best way to decide where to go. No idea if personal
> preferences of a few committee members are any better, we will see in about a
> year by looking at the number of participants.
> But that's just my personal opinion.
If you think about it though, there are some serious problems with this
method. At the foremost, it turns to decision into cheering for a
city/country, as opposed to seeing a proposed site in the context of the
quality of the LGM that might take place there, and perhaps some sense
of the economic and other challenges that attendees might face. The
presumption that those who did not attend LGM this year but have in the
past are no longer interested in LGM and unlikely to attend in future
doesn't really have anything to back it up. It seems possible that there
are some who cannot afford to attend every year, and proximity to where
they live is a major issue. If we imagine, for example, that next year
LGM might be in Leipzig, that would be 3 years in a row in Europe,
rather skewing the assessment of attendance.
I don't think it's unusual for groups who have meetings to rely on some
committee for site selection. In the case of LGM, anyone who wishes to
be part of this process has been welcomed to volunteer to help. In the
past, few have come forward to volunteer their time and effort for the
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