+1 Thursday-Friday 6-7 May here as well.
On 2010-01-27, at 10:50 PM, William Denton wrote:
> I went through all the mail about this and counted a + for each of the top two choices people made (if they made two; otherwise just one + for their single vote). The results:
> Kingston +++++++++++
> Montreal +++++++
> Ottawa +++++
> (No-one really came out as wanting it in Toronto, though obviously it's there and it seems to be a fallback for everyone.)
> Kingston came out on top, as a nice city, in the middle of everything, with people ready to help, and easy to get to my bus/train/car, if not by plane---but then it's expected, being a local chapter, that people will be coming from nearby, so that's not really a problem.
> So unless people see a need for a more definite vote, it seems like we're OK with Kingston. Is that cool?
> Next we need to decide dates. We had these comments:
> not 16 April - 16 May
> not end of April
> not end of April
> after April
> second half of May
> not 10-11 May (Canadian ETD and Open Repositories in Ottawa)
> not 9 May-13 May (ELUNA, Fort Worth, Texas)
> And there are two long weekends to avoid because people will be busy:
> not Monday 31 May (Memorial Day in US)
> not Monday 24 May (Victoria Day in Canada)
> Assuming it will be in Kingston, Wendy, are there any dates to avoid because of something happening there, like Annual Everything Is Closed Day or a special Hunt the Librarian event?
> `cal may 2010` tells me:
> May 2010
> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
> 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Monday 3? Thursday-Friday 6-7?
> 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
> 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Monday 17?
> 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
> Thursday-Friday 6-7 May (perhaps Thursday night and Friday all day?) seems like it fits almost all but one date range. Two Mondays would also work, 3 May and 17 May. If we want to keep it to one working day that could mean doing it all on Monday, or configuring ourselves Sunday night and being around Monday. I think a Thursday-Friday seems better, though---people can travel back Friday night or Saturday, as they want, and that means more time for hanging out on Friday night.
> How should we do the dates? Given the April/May range, and the suggested restrictions, I think these are the days that work. Can we vote on the list, or should we do a Doodle thingie?
> If we can vote here then I say
> +1 Thursday-Friday 6-7 May
> William Denton, Toronto : miskatonic.org www.frbr.org openfrbr.org