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Subject: Re: [chairs] New TC Process and more - live training (UNCLASSIFIED)

That is great news!  I thought I was on the hook to buy you dinner!


On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Smith, Gerald L CIV DISA GES-E <Jerry.Smith@disa.mil> wrote:
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Hi Mary,

Thanks for the invitation ... I would really love to be there in person (I promised Scott that I would take him to dinner when I brought my wife to your area)!  Unfortunately, the schedule does not allow it.  Darn!!!

For the future, considering the reality of tight travel budgets for most of us, the Webinar approach makes a lot of sense and has my vote.


Gerald (Jerry) Smith
SDO/SSO Management Officer
Ofc, DoD Executive Agent for IT Standardization

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From: Mary McRae <mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org>
Date: September 3, 2010 4:42:05 PM EDT
To: tcmembers@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: live training

To all TC Members:

As you may or may not be aware, there will be some fairly significant changes to the TC Process effective 15 October 2010. It's been quite some time since we've held any live training events and this looks like a perfect opportunity to restart the practice.

For starters, we're considering holding day-long sessions the week of October 11 or 18 at our soon-to-be new office in Burlington MA (just north of Boston). For those of you who have never been to New England but have always wanted to visit this part of the country, the Columbus Day weekend typically marks peak foliage season in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, while the Maine coast, Cape Cod and the Islands are still enjoying beautiful weather to get out and explore the beaches, coves and inlets. Of course you'd be coming to learn all about OASIS and meet some of the staff as well as fellow members - but it's always nice to spend an extra day exploring!

If you think you would be interested in attending one of these sessions, please respond noting which day you would prefer:

This isn't a guarantee; we're just trying to determine if there's sufficient interest to do this and whether we'd need one or more sessions.

If you are interested in attending a live training session but unable to travel to Boston, what other locations do you think would be worthwhile?

And yes, we'll also be holding webinars for those that can't attend in person and there's lots of new help material on its way, but there's nothing like getting together face-to-face!



Mary P McRae
Director, Standards Development
Technical Committee Administrator
Member Section Administrator
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
web: www.oasis-open.org
twitter: @fiberartisan  #oasisopen
phone: 1.603.232.9090

Standards are like parachutes: they work best when they're open.

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Scott McGrath

Senior Director of Member Services and COO


Tel +1 978-667-5115 x202

Fax +1 978-667-5114



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