Dear all, I fully support the idea of scrapping "and Members's Meeting" from our annual conference title. It's too long, and does not describe accurately the event, which is now a full international conference. I'm a member of another society which holds its conference conjointly with its annual meeting, and we simply call it the "Symposium"; it's a given that the AGM is included. 

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De: "Kevin Hawkins" <[log in to unmask]>
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Envoyé: Jeudi 12 Novembre 2015 15:32:59
Objet: Re: members' meeting vs. business meeting vs. ...?


The TEI-C bylaws require that we hold an event called an "Annual 
Meeting" where the Board of Directors and Technical Council report to 
the membership on their activities, and where the results of annual 
elections are reported.  I do like the idea of unofficially calling it a 
"community meeting", as Peter suggests.

We have a few different documents used to guide the organization of our 
annual conference that were written at different points in the TEI's 
history and need to be merged; until someone takes on that task, I've 
made a note in one of them to include Peter's suggestion.


On 11/11/15 6:29 AM, Piotr Bański wrote:
> Hi all,
> Let me only point out that my original target was more modest: I only
> meant the way to refer to the meeting held on the last day of TEI-MMs
> (or whatever you decide to name the yearly events ;-) ). The one with
> Council and Board reports, election results, and other fun stuff.
> (Speaking of fun: there used to be a lottery once... stickers and
> such... myself, I definitely wouldn't want to miss that.)
> Best,
>    P.
> On 11/11/15 12:33, James Cummings wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've always tried to distinguish between the "TEI Conference" and the
>> business meeting and like the term "community meeting". Our website and
>> discussions often refer to the conference as the 'members meeting',
>> which I'd like to discourage. While I believe what we're required to
>> have is an 'Annual General Meeting' (or AGM) open at very least to the
>> members, I believe it has always been open to everyone regardless of
>> whether they are members or not.  Anything that we can do to encourage
>> participation, both in the TEI Conference and TEI Community Meeting
>> (see, it is catching on already!), is a good thing.
>> -James
>> On 11/11/15 11:20, Pierazzo, Elena wrote:
>>> Indeed what a nice name! I’ll make sure that we keep that in mind for
>>> next year.
>>> Elena
>>>> Le 11 nov. 2015 à 11:09, Peter Stadler <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :
>>>> I don’t know whether there are any formal restrictions for a
>>>> "Consortium“ to have an annual „Members’ Meeting“, but I like the
>>>> idea/sound of a "community meeting“ :)
>>>> Best
>>>> Peter
>>>>> Am 11.11.2015 um 10:42 schrieb Piotr Bański <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> I think I recall from previous years at least one person mentioning
>>>>> that
>>>>> the last-day session called "Members' Meeting" might alienate those of
>>>>> the conference participants who registered as non-members or students,
>>>>> and that it would obviously be a loss. Now, as rightly remarked by
>>>>> Elena
>>>>> this year, "Business Meeting" is probably not a label that helps ;-)
>>>>> Perhaps we could come up with a more suitable name for the session,
>>>>> from
>>>>> Vienna onwards.
>>>>> Does "Community meeting" sound like an option? Any other suggestions?
>>>>> Thanks and best,
>>>>> Piotr