It was brought up whether to host the 2011 X.Org Developers' Summit in Brazil, simply on the basis of the X.Org events usually being in the United States or Europe, even though that's where a vast majority of the X.Org developers are located. No real reasons in favor of an XDS Brazil event were provided and there isn't even any X.Org developers presently living in Brazil that could organize such an event. There were plenty of concerns though regarding the cost of transportation, the time needed to fly to Brazil for both Americans and Europeans, and just the overall location being inconvenient for everyone.
No suitable alternatives came about during this X.Org Foundation board meeting being held at the event. However, to provide a possible alternative for the next X.Org Developers' Summit, I have submitted a proposal to the X.Org Foundation Board. Under my proposal, a future X.Org Developers' Summit is to be held in Chicago, Illinois and will be organized by your's truly.
After plenty of drinking last night at the X.Org parties, most of the night was somehow spent constructing a rather elaborate proposal for XDS Chicago under my organization. Finished now and submitted is a five-page proposal why Chicago could serve as a suitable venue for an X.Org Developers' Summit and would be rather convenient for most of the developers regardless of their location -- it's much more than that of others just saying "let's have it here!" I have also brought up some other possible changes for future X.Org events.
Those interested in reading this proposal that was submitted to the X.Org board, the Adobe PDF file can be found at MichaelLarabel.com. Most of the content is also relevant to any other Linux or technology groups that may be looking to host a conference or summit in Chicago. If there is a Chicago event, there is also likely to be live audio/video streaming feeds on Phoronix.