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Re: [Swlfest] "Discussion list for the Winter SWL Fest"
- Subject: Re: [Swlfest] "Discussion list for the Winter SWL Fest"
- From: jfiglio1@xxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:35:05 -0500
- Content-language: en
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Council of Elders, eh? Have you looked around the room when at the
Fest??? If we had a council of elders, they'd either be senile or
bona-fide cadavers! :-)))
Seriously though, folks... Steve has it about right here. If you
make a proposal for a forum that is accepted, your "compensation" is
to have the Fest registration and meals fee waived. We think that's
only fair given the level of work that we know (because we've done it
before) has to go into producing a one hour presentation that the
attendees will find interesting and useful.
As a matter of policy, we do not issue formal invitations to the Fest
nor do we agree to pay anyone's expenses for attending. So, the
people you've seen from places as far flung as Japan, the UK or
Finland do so on their own dime. We like to think it's just because
they like coming and we really do appreciate that. Which we hope is,
in turn, reflected in the kind of event we--and all of you--have made
of it for lo these 19 years.
And, by the way, I don't recall our actually ever actually rejecting a
proposal for a forum. So, there you have it. Something to think
about for the future.
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Coletti <scoletti@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:29 pm
Subject: Re: [Swlfest] "Discussion list for the Winter SWL Fest"
To: Discussion list for the Winter SWL Fest <swlfest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> The original joke I made that started all this was to have a
> PRIVATE fund
> set up by attendees, not that the festmeisters or NASWA make an
> officialinvitation and pay the transportation. If someone, other
> than the official
> sponsors, wants to get together with others to buy the tickets,
> pay the
> attendence fee, and/or play the hotel bill for someone as THEIR
> guest at the
> next fest they should be able to. So if anyone wants to set up an
> invitation fund for Glen Hauser, Arnie Coro, J.Fred Muggs, or
> whomever, then
> set up a website or e-mail address and invite people through a ONE
> TIME post
> here to get the ball rolling
> For those who do not know, the standard policy at the fest is that if
> someone makes a proposal for a presentation and their idea IS
> approved by
> the John & Rich counsel of elders, then only the fest fee is
> waved, the
> guest still pays his own way for everything else. I don't know if
> thispolicy also holds for the banquet speaker. If your guest
> accepts YOUR
> invitation and wants to make a presentation or speak, then he can
> make is
> proposal to the bosses and take his chances at rejection like
> everyone else.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: swlfest-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:swlfest-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
> Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 11:14 AM
> To: swlfest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Swlfest] "Discussion list for the Winter SWL Fest"
> How about Nivanna and Brother Stare? Then stand back & see what
> happens. 73 John Wagner
> PS You are "Tip Toeing through the Tulips. The issue here is To
> give, or
> Not Give Glenn Hauser a free ride to the fest. The answer has
> already been
> given, No, it's not a good policy. I agree. So nuff is nuff! How
> about no
> more of this? It eats up time & space.
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