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

Henry Spencer henry at zoo.toronto.edu
Tue Jun 25 02:00:03 AEST 1991

In article <1991Jun22.192721.11468 at ircam.fr> fingerhu at ircam.fr (Michel Fingerhut) writes:
>Now that I got your attention...  I would much prefer Usenix to take place in
>the heart of a nice, populated city, with a convention center say, rather than
>in an isolated (i.e., suburbs) gigantic hotel which requires one to rent a car
>in order to go anywhere...

There is a problem in that Usenix is a rather big convention and the number
of places that can accommodate it is limited.  (The limiting factor, I
believe, is adequate space for all the tutorials -- which are very important
both to the membership and to the conference finances.)  This sharply
limits the choices.

>I understand that for some (obscure) reason international Usenix conventions
>have to be held in mainland USA (rather than in Canada or Mexico, say...

They've been in Canada in the past, and that may happen again.  But it is
primarily a North American conference and the bulk of attendees are from
the USA.
"We're thinking about upgrading from    | Henry Spencer @ U of Toronto Zoology
SunOS 4.1.1 to SunOS 3.5."              |  henry at zoo.toronto.edu  utzoo!henry

More information about the Comp.org.usenix mailing list