Certainly geography is and will be an issue. Why not incorporate teleconferencing or other technologies and make Extro 4 a worldwide event with its hub in a physical location?
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 13:52:50 -0700
From: Max More <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: EXTRO 4 planning--feedback please
At 12:08 AM 10/13/98 +0000, Nick wrote:
>I would like to express the general preference that it would be great
>if the conference were temporally (and ideally spatially) located
>near another conference of transhumanist interest. Especially for
>people who come from oversea, that would be a way of increasing the
>payoff for making the long journey. I'm thinking of things like a
>Foresight Conference, the World Future Society Assembly (which
>is Jul29-Aug 1, Washington) or something like that.