Some of us talk louder than others which may give the impression of consensus. I think we should continue with the democratic process and take another 2 polls.

One to confirm location(s) -- Someone will need to compile a list from this thread as well as ask for final input.

In addition to locations, we may wish to have an option for coinciding get togethers as in 1 date multiple locations World Wide. If people wish to have an AU NZ and a Europe and a S/C American meet. They can convene their own group and we can all coordinate.
Largest vote wins.

Finally we could vote on dates. If it were held in Calgary we might have to weight the results based upon Eric's recommendations/requirements.