Historically, we’ve help the OpenMRS Implementers Meetings in September. OMRS11-14 moved into October. Because of some logistical issues, OMRS16 and OMRS17 ended up in early December. We’d like to strive for consistency/predictability to increase the likelihood of people being able to anticipate and join these annual community meetings. One downside of December, is energy from the meeting can be lost to the following holiday season.
As we gear up to start asking for countries/organizations to host OMRS18, we’d like to revisit the timing of the conference. Some of the issues we’ve dealt with historically:
- We’d like to minimize conflicts with informatics meetings (e.g., MedInfo in end of August, AMIA in early November)
- We’d like to minimize conflicts with major holidays
For anyone in the community who might be planning or aspiring to go to future OpenMRS Implementers Meetings, we’d love to hear you preference. This little poll won’t determine the timing of future meetings, but it will certainly factor into planning for future meetings.
When would you like us to have OpenMRS Implementer Meetings each year?
- I preferred September
- I preferred October
- Keep in early December
- Move to a new month (I’ll give my reasons in a comment)