I understand that Unite is a large conference and that some details might not be nailed down until a couple of months before, but we are now in July, and there has been (as far as I can see) no announcement of the dates for Unite North America. Dates for Copenhagen, Tokyo, Singapore, and India are announced, and India is not happening until November. There seems to be a pattern with NA being announced much closer to its actual date than the others. Professionals need time to plan around a week-long conference with respect to customer-facing projects, vacation leave, other business travel, etc. Having served as a Board member for a mid-sized open source conference held at a major convention center, I am aware of the complexity of securing a convention venue, and I also know that this is not something that is done at the last minute. Perhaps the venue (even at the level of what city or region) can't be pre-announced until arrangements with hotels are finalized, but surely the dates have been finalized and could be announced as they are for other Unite venues. Even if a venue can't be announced right away, I would respectfully request that Unity announce ASAP the dates for Unite 2019 North America, and that in future years you make it a priority to settle on -- and announce -- the dates for North America with the same amount of lead time as those of the other Unite conferences. Thanks for listening.