[OSM-talk] State of the Map US 2015 in New York, NY, June 6-8

Randy Meech randy.meech at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 16:41:06 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Michael Kugelmann <MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de>

> On 11.11.2014 00:16, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
>> But I would rather see New York as the SotM 2015 and Venice as the SotM
>> EU 2015. So I think that the OSMF should cooperate with OSM US and declare
>> the winning New York bid as the State of the Map 2015.
> NY was on the bid list of the SOTM but it was removed => so for me it
> seems that they had decided not to go for the international conference.

I submitted the UN conference for SotM and then removed it when it was
officially accepted as SotM-US. It's not that we didn't want an
international aspect -- this will certainly be the largest and most
international SotM to date. It's that the US org has a demonstrated track
record of running large conferences very well, and it seemed like a better
partner for this. For context, during this submission process the Buenos
Aires event didn't post a schedule until the last minute, had sponsorship
issues with logos not correct, not up on time, etc. This conference will be
very visible and we can't have stuff like that happening, so we opted for
the US group.

I'm just a single member of the organizing committee, but assuming both
boards could work together and agreed on this, I personally would be happy
to combine the conferences. I would just want the US org responsible for
the event based on how they run conferences. But the more people at the UN
the merrier!

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