Wow...this is a big question, isn't it? We're trying to speculate now whether large, in-person meetings will be possible in Spring 2021. I'm an optimistic person by nature; that said, I'm not confident that face-to-face meetings of more than 20 people are going to be possible. And if a face-to-face meeting were to happen, it would probably still have significant social distancing requirements and perhaps health screening needs. Would organizations allow people to travel? There would probably be a significant percentage of remote participation. (We handled that well in March, but this is at another new scale.)
I see that the ballot has an online option (although the Buffalo proposal site doesn't have a description of this). Might we discuss a hybrid option where there are local sites of less than 15 people (as well as single remote users, of course) that are coordinated and em cee'd out of a Buffalo "head end"?
Should we discuss this on the list some more before voting? Or see how this round of voting pans out?
On May 8, 2020, 12:35 PM -0400, Kenneth L Rose <[log in to unmask]>, wrote:
> Dear Code4Lib Community,
> We are mindful that these are unprecedent and uncertain times as we all try to navigate the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. With that being said, the 2020 planning committee bears the responsibility of passing the torch to the next Local Planning Committee. Please see the link below for the survey for 2021 hosting options. The University of Buffalo, University Libraries is the only group that has submitted a proposal for Code4Lib 2021. They have submitted 4 options and we added a virtual only option.
> We appreciate your feedback.
> Code4Lib 2020 planning Committee