Well, now we know that Tony will not be our General Chairman next year.
I’d like to recommend that we go ahead and start organizing the conference. I think the first step that I would suggest is to send mail to the existing program committee, inviting them to join us in the work ahead and in San Francisco. As part of that, I’d like to ask for volunteers in the San Francisco area to help set up and run the local committee.
I think the urgent needs are:
1. Finance chair
2. Publicity chair
3. Local Arrangements Chair
4. Local Arrangements support team
5. Web wrangler or guru
6. EasyChair wrangler
While the local arrangements chair and team probably should be from the San Francisco area, I think the other positions could be performed from anywhere in the world.
We also need to firm up a CFP and a schedule.
As a draft letter, this is what I was thinking of sending:
(see the draft letter)