Re: [802SEC] It doesn't have to be either or
With all due respect to John and tongue somewhat held in cheek.
Canada's visa requirements are significantly different then those of the
12th through 62nd
southern provinces. Thus sessions held south of the border are definitely
non-Canadian although clearly North American to our visitors from elsewhere
in the globe.
That being said, I agree that the Vancouver session does not meet the
goal, but from what I've read on the reflector, is more likely to be a
----- Original Message -----
From: "J Lemon" <jlemon@IEEE.ORG>
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 3:16 PM
Subject: [802SEC] It doesn't have to be either or
> If you are inclined to vote against Rome, think before you vote for
> Vancouver. Vancouver is not the logical alternative to Rome. If we can't
> get a European or Asian venue this time, then the next best venue would
> at least be non-NA. I know that people are afraid of Hawaii being seen
> as a vacation trip. But I also know that it is very popular among our
> participants coming from Asia, and it is definitely non-NA. Sure, it is
> still the US, but does anyone other than Canadians (hi Mike) really view
> Canada as being a non-American venue? Vancouver does little if anything
> to ease the Americancentric appearance, and does nothing to alleviate
> the travel burden of those from other continents. Rome may not be the
> best choice, but neither is Vancouver. Until a venue is proposed that
> addresses at least some of the problems we were trying to solve, I ask
> you to reject switching to a random venue of convenience.
> John Lemon
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