Why 2011?

  • SMOFcon has only been outside the US 3 times so far out of 28. Also the last non-US SMOFcon was York in 2001, chaired by KIM Campbell, who many of you no doubt remember. Ten years is a nice anniversary and 2011 would a good time to bring SMOFcon again to Europe.
  • After 2011 it is likely that many of the same people who would run the SMOFcon would also be working on the London 2014 bid, and we’d rather not wait till 2015 or later to bring SMOFcon over.