Hi Kev,

Oh my, then someone's in trouble, because there was no "Annual Meeting"
in Lyon... ;-) There was a "Business Meeting". Previously, there were
"Members' Meetings" and I think/thought I recalled someone remarking at
one of the previous conferences that "Members" in the name of that
annual meeting may feel too exclusive. Maybe my memory stretched too
far, to the times when members could only be institutional. I just can't
tell now.

Anyway, at the beginning of the Business Meeting in Lyon the attendance
was low(ish) and I was wondering if it could have been caused by calling
it "Business". Gradually, more people arrived so the issue has gone into
the background, but lingered at the back of my mind enough to get
recalled a few days ago. Not a biggie, I hope. And no need to invoke the
Bylaws here either, let's agree: we're talking about an informal way to
reference the prescribed "Annual Meetings", in such a way as to signal
to anyone reading the conference programme that they will be welcome to
attend, i.e., that these meetings are not restricted to any anointed
ones. If the Organisers of the upcoming conference like and decide to
use the term "Community meeting", and perhaps set a new custom that way,
I will silently rejoice. But I won't be crying if they don't, and I
suggest that no one else should ;-)


  Peter (I guess)

On 12/11/15 15:32, Kevin Hawkins wrote:
> All,
> 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.
> Kevin
> 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