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RE: IEEE 802 Meeting Attendance

From experience in other groups, I expect this attempt at RSVPs will mislead
rather than improve the planning process.  The RSVP will produce a
significant undercount even worse than pre-registration.  

--Bob Grow

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Thompson []
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 9:31 AM
To: IEEE 802 SEC
Subject: Re: IEEE 802 Meeting Attendance

I agree with Roger on this.


At 06:46 AM 2/16/01 -0700, Roger B. Marks wrote:

>I hate to be an obstructionist, but I am not ready to sign on to this
>We already have a process for polling our people as to their intent to 
>attend: namely, preregistration. If the request is to instigate people to 
>make up their minds soon about preregistration, then I'll be happy to 
>pitch in. I can also ask people to cancel if they have preregistered but 
>changed their mind. But just asking people to tell me that they are going 
>to preregister doesn't seem like a worthwhile endeavor.
>At 3:29 PM -0800 01/02/15, Dawn C. Slykhouse wrote:
>>To All IEEE 802 Working Group Chairs:
>>As per Jim Carlo's memo regarding attendees cutbacks,
>>Buzz has requested that we have each WG Chair poll their group
>>to check on the number of attendees who are committed to
>>coming to Hilton Head.
>>This is very important, as we may need to coordinate more overflow
>>guest rooms and meeting space.  As well, this will help us anticipate any
>>and all potential cutbacks.
>>We would appreciate your response by:   Monday, February 19 or sooner.
>>Many thanks,
>>Dawn C. Slykhouse
>>IEEE 802 Conference Organizer
>>cc: Darcel Moro and Buzz Rigsbee
>>Dawn C. Slykhouse
>>Managing Director
>>Face To Face Events, Inc.
>>2699 Iversen Court
>>Santa Clara, CA.  95051
>>Tel: 408/241-8906
>>Fax: 408/241-8918
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