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Post #1 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:18 am 
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What are the dates of the 2016 American GO Congress?

What are your ideas to reach out in Boston to increase the Visibility of GO and get more people playing? I am thinking that it would be smart to try to reach out to potential players ahead of time and try to generate interest and players. Any thoughts?

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Post #2 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:35 am 
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The location is already set?

I'm not following these things that much, sorry.

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Post #3 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:28 am 
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Abyssinica wrote:
The location is already set?


Boston University.

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Post #4 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:41 am 
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I could find nothing on the AGA website about the 2016 GO congress. I think it would be good to have a page up or at least a banner with dates, location, on the GO congress page that discusses 2015.

The sooner the word gets out the better. : )

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Post #5 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:08 pm 
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Man, they never come to Houston. :cry:


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Post #6 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:14 pm 
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Man, they never come to Houston. :cry:


Lol. Houston; you could make a giant go board and play with white and black Stetsons! Come on does anyone play GO in Houston? ; )

Actually Houston would be more doable for me than Boston. So do u have a GO club there or are u a lonely only?

If you have enough people to work on the Congress you can get in Houston !

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Post #7 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:31 pm 
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Man, they never come to Houston. :cry:


There's a secret to getting a go congress to happen in your city, or a city near you. I've hidden it so it doesn't get out too much.

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You put together a team and a proposal, and you pitch it to the AGA board.

This is a lot of work, and should probably start 2 years before you expect the congress to occur. There's a lot of organization required. There's a lot of unpaid labour, both from the principal organizers and from other volunteers. You will need enough people who can volunteer locally to support the congress as well. Contacting someone who has done it before to find out what you need to do is probably a good first step. They should be very helpful, if only so as not to have to host one again themselves.

Honestly, there aren't a lot of places that put together proposals, and most years there's only one. If you can get all your ducks in a row, it will probably be accepted unanimously. Then you will work your butt off for the next year getting it ready, and twice that during the congress itself.

But at least everyone will be thankful for it. First that you put it together for them, and second that they didn't have to do it themselves.

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Oh, did I mess up those tags? Well, I guess the cat's out of the bag.


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Man, they never come to Houston. :cry:
As skydyr explained, it's not about them going to you, or giving it to you.
You have to earn it; you have to take it.
It's a lot of volunteer work. A TREMENDOUS amount.
If you want to host a US Go Congress in your area (Houston), stop complaining or whining, and start to WORK. :)

Either a doer or a whiner.
If you're not a doer, you're a whiner.
skydyr, the tag is HIDE, or SPOILER, not HIDDEN. :)


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Post #9 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:26 pm 
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I did note that if you have enough people to "work" on it you can make it happen. Like I have said before a large THANK YOU, to all those who work so hard for GO in the West. We know you do it for the money and fame. ; )

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Post #10 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:28 pm 
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Abyssinica wrote:
Man, they never come to Houston. :cry:


In 2003 the 19th US Go Congress was in Houston.

This page on SL shows where all of the past US Go Congresses were held: http://senseis.xmp.net/?USGoCongress :D


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skydyr, the tag is HIDE, or SPOILER, not HIDDEN. :)

I'm pretty sure he knows. I suspect his "mistake" was a bit of intentional humor (from reading the rest of his post).


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Man, they never come to Houston. :cry:
As skydyr explained, it's not about them going to you, or giving it to you.
You have to earn it; you have to take it.
It's a lot of volunteer work. A TREMENDOUS amount.[hide]If you want to host a US Go Congress in your area (Houston), stop complaining or whining, and start to WORK. :)

Either a doer or a whiner.


I think you should read the tone of my post in a different way.

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Post #13 Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:20 pm 
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What are the dates of the 2016 American GO Congress?
July 30 - August 7 was the date announced at the last Congress.


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Post #14 Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:24 pm 
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Darrell wrote:
goTony wrote:
What are the dates of the 2016 American GO Congress?
July 30 - August 7 was the date announced at the last Congress.



Thank you!

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