[AUUG-Talk]: AUUG2007 speakers
adrian at auug.org.au
Wed Feb 7 14:53:05 EST 2007
On Wed, 7 Feb 2007, Arjen Lentz wrote:
> Nor can one keep leaning on past accomplishments. What is happening NOW.
We are attempting to organise this year's conference.
> I should mention that the AUUG conference is quite expensive compared to the
An often-debated point. How much do you think it should cost? I've also
heard people say it's cheap. I heard people say it should cost more.
Members, how much do you think it should cost? Let us know and we can
something to that budget.
> The AUUG board does not decide what AUUG is interested in, (potential)
Of course not. That is why I'm here, soliciting member input.
> I was intrigued by the statement from the board that there had been no motion
> to disband AUUG at the AGM.
There was talk of such a thing, by people who were notably absent from the AGM.
They may indeed have voted with their feet, which is just fine by me. I
would like to think that those who remain are interested in helping AUUG
do something useful.
> Speaking for myself and taking on board the points made here earlier, I think
> most people have left; it seems a bit silly to spend >$100 and such merely to
We offer associate membership at the cost of an email address. If you're
getting this mail, you're a member. If you want to vote, you must pay.
If you want the best deal on conference pricing, you must pay (or present
a paper or tutorial at the conference - and I thank you for your past
contributions on this front).
> Organisations need to serve (and be seen to serve by others) a purpose other
> than validating their own existence. When they stop doing so, it is time to
Oddly enough, I have no desire to be president of (or even involved in) an
organization that exists simply to validate its own existence.
We exist to serve our members. Our members want a conference. We're
putting on a conference.
Thank you for your comments. I have read and absorbed it all, even if I
can't afford to spend the whole day debating the fine points.
Now, please, can I get some speaker/theme suggestions? The
debating-about-running-conference phase is over. The
suggesting-conference-content phase is on now.
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