[ESIP-all] Meeting Venues and Climate Change

Ruth Duerr rduerr at nsidc.org
Wed Feb 5 12:22:42 EST 2014

Hi Bruce,

Actually you may not have to rent a car after that, given that there are buses up to all the major mountain towns - I can’t imagine Copper Mountain isn’t one of them.  Alternately, you might try to coerce one of the local’s to pick you up at the airport and take you up with them… They after all are likely to want to drive up and stay, given that it isn’t that short of a commute… even for folks with a Prius…


On Feb 5, 2014, at 10:08 AM, Bruce Barkstrom <brbarkstrom at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just for the fun of it, take a look at
> http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/01/the_existential_despair_of_the_conference_call_conferencecall_biz_captures.html
> This article mentions many of the odd difficulties in virtual meetings that I'm  sure are familiar to all of us.  As usual, the difficulties are not
> necessarily IT caused.  David has a point about face-to-face meetings for sure.
> Also, I think Alice and I will see about taking the Megabus from Asheville to Denver for the summer meeting.  We'll have to rent a car after that, but
> it may be a start.
> Bruce b.
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Erin Robinson <erinrobinson at esipfed.org> wrote:
> Hi Bruce, 
> This is something near and dear to my heart. 
> The entire ESIP meeting is streamed via Webex and available for free. We have done this for the last 6 meetings. We also share our webex capabilities with other agencies to support remote capacity for their meetings too. There is research however that moving entirely virtual all the time is not the silver bullet and there is necessity for in person meetings.
> There is always space for continued improvement of hybrid meetings. It would be helpful to discuss this on next Monday's visioneers call. 
> E
> On Feb 5, 2014, at 9:43 AM, "Labrecque, John (HQ-DK000)" <john.labrecque at nasa.gov> wrote:
>> NASA is increasing its virtual meeting capability.
>> Dr. John LaBrecque
>> Lead, Earth Surface and Interior Focus Area
>> MS 3B74
>> NASA Science Mission Directorate
>> National Aeronautics and Space Administration
>> Washington, DC 20546
>> email: John.LaBrecque at nasa.gov
>> Tel: +1 (202) 358-1373
>> Cell: +1 (202) 341-0078
>> From: Bruce Barkstrom <brbarkstrom at gmail.com>
>> Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 11:32 AM
>> To: "esip-all at lists.esipfed.org" <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>
>> Subject: [ESIP-all] Meeting Venues and Climate Change
>> Maybe we need to consider the "moral challenge of climate change" when planning our
>> meetings.  There's a real challenge in the Slate article
>> http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/02/why_a_meteorologist_took_the_bus_for_28_hours_instead_of_flying.html?wpisrc=hpsponsoredd2
>> Perhaps it would be appropriate for ESIP to work on ways of improving our virtual
>> meeting capabilities to cut down on travel.  I don't know whether agencies would consider
>> converting travel funds to improved virtual meeting capability.
>> Bruce B.
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