Re: New (specific) suggestion for Monday time

Murray Maloney (murray@sco.COM)
Thu, 6 Oct 1994 10:48:59 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Tom,

Sorry, it is 9:40 CDT, but I was at the Davenport meeting and just got back.

I think that enough of the key participants will be available
to allow us to hold a meeting that starts at 2 pm as
originally suggested by Eric Sink.

I appreciate that a variety of people would like to delay the
meeting until later in the afternoon or into the evening,
but I don't think that is workable.

I would suggest that, for the most part, anybody attending
tutorial sessions on Monday afternoon would not have a
lot to contribute to this meeting -- and while they might
have a lot to gain, that is not our goal in holding this meeting.

Further, the reception on Monday evening is a valuable opportunity
for many of us to "network" with colleagues who we seldom have
an opportunity to see -- and also an opportunity to introduce
people to each other. This kind of activity -- also known as
"working the halls" -- is an extremely valuable activity at conferences.

Finally, I am certain that there will be other opportunities
for people who miss a Monday afternoon meeting to meet with the
HTML-WG during the conference.

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> The conference agenda has nothing (except BOFs) scheduled for 4:30 to 6
> Monday. At 6pm is the opening day reception ("heavy hors d'oeuvres"). I
> propose we meet at that time. My impression is that it will best
> accommodate everyone who has spoken up so far.
> If the time is too short, we can always use the last 10 minutes of it to
> decide on another time to get together.
> I need to make space arrangements ASAP. Therefore I should also like to
> say that if no one has a problem with this time slot by 8am (CDT) this
> Thursday (5 Oct), I will go ahead and reserve us a room.
> mag
> --
> Tom Magliery ** NCSA ** 605 E Springfield ** Champaign IL 61820 ** USA