On February 22, 2018 at 4:11 PM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

I would assume there is a planning team, loosely defined though it may
be that would consider such options.


Then, as the leader of the effort, I would would not state "Ed would not good for
this role."  That carries the weight of a decision, not an opinion. 

Sure. Ed certainly has a compelling story. But we aim for mainstream
appeal in a VCF keynote.

I think "mainstream" means different things to different people. 

Keep in mind that the speakers participate on their own dime (pretty
much -- we've covered a hotel room here and there.)

Which is nice to know, but does not seem germaine to my concern.