On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Gary Thompson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I am happy to follow up on Brian's announcement, confirming UCLA's
> agreement to serve as fiscal sponsor for this proposal. Ginny Steel, UCLA's
> University Librarian, signed a statement yesterday saying:
> /"The UCLA Library enthusiastically supports the collaborative
> effort of the Chattanooga 2017 Code4Lib Conference organizing
> committee and the Southern California Code4Lib community to hold the
> 2017 conference in the Los Angles area. If the greater Code4Lib
> community accepts this collaborative proposal, the UCLA Library will
> serve as fiduciary sponsor for the conference."/
> SoCal organizers have met with the Chattanooga organizers, and are
> encourage by the potential of this collaboration.
> If any other local group(s) offer another proposal, we will post details
> of our collaboration so the community can decide through the normal voting
> process. If you are considering such a proposal, please let us know that a
> proposal is forthcoming.
> But if there are no other proposal by July 1, we will dive in an plan to
> host another awesome Code4Lib Conference in February or March, 2017.
> --Gary Thompson
> On 6/23/2016 4:45 PM, Brian Rogers wrote:
>> Greetings from the LA (formerly Chattanooga) Proposal Committee -
>> We are pickled as punch and tickled as teeth to inform the community that
>> UCLA Library has agreed to serve as fiscal host for the Code4Lib 2017
>> That being said, adhering to our previous post and to the spirit of
>> openness/accountability, we wholly welcome any group who may wish to
>> propose an alternative city for next year's conference. We realize a
>> handful of other individuals had begun earnest conversations in their own
>> states, and do not wish to discount or diminish any additional effort or
>> excitement toward the goal. We know the community at-large has an
>> investment in seeing this gathering of minds occur, and that the desire for
>> an in-person conference is the sole motivating factor in any of our
>> activities. As a reminder, so that any of us can make pragmatic movement
>> toward conference planning, the deadline for proposals, with a secure
>> fiscal host in hand, is July 1st.
>> Once again, we thank everyone for their private and public input, their
>> patience while this gets sorted out, and for their passion as a community
>> in providing a safe and accommodating environment for folks to enjoy and
>> contribute to the conference.
>> - Brian Rogers