Why not pick *nice* places for the Usenix conventions?

Ed Gould ed at mtxinu.COM
Wed Jun 26 14:47:08 AEST 1991

>Actually, seriously, talking about really nice places to hold Usenix,
>how about Portland again? - I think I enjoyed that one the most.

Everyone I've talked to liked Portland.  Judy DesHarnais, our
conference coordinator, looked into holding the Summer '95 or '96
meeting there.  The problem is that we've outgrown the facilities
that we used last time, and the new larger facilities there are
logistically inconvenient.  In particular, the convention center
where we'd have to hold the meetings is on the other side of the
river from the hotels.  Transportation, in addition to being
expensive (if we charter busses), would make a major impact on the
gestalt of the conference.  More, I expect, than even the Opryland
Hotel did.

There are lots of considerations that go into selecting a site.
Judy is very good at finding places that can accomodate us.  Not
all of them are interesting.  We're trying to go back to the
interesting ones more often, but there's considerable interest
among the membership in moving the conferences around the country.

Ed Gould			No longer formally affiliated with,
ed at mtxinu.COM			and certainly not speaking for, mt Xinu.

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