On Dec 17, 2015, at 11:27 PM, Ruth Suehle <rsuehle@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 12:46 PM, Brian (bex) Exelbierd <bex@pobox.com> wrote:

Perhaps we can find a way to start to change this culture.  A mentoring system might help here.  I am sure there are other ideas.  But without external reminders we may not find motivation early.  Not many people join the Fedora Project to plan events.

This is also why (to your suggest of teams training teams) we don't do the new planning team every year thing anymore. It was... less than functional. Tom, Josh, and I (with the help of others) have planned all the Flock events.  

I think having consistency in the planning committee is critical.  I was suggesting a mentoring/team approach for the gathering of bids.  From my limited experience there seem to be some bid requirements that are not fully understood by first-timers/lay-people and we should try to help people get better bids in.  That will make it easier to move forward with planning.