Significant local OpenMRS community activity (ie, presence of regional community within country, hackathons, longstanding community membership, etc)
Country helps support long term strategic interests of the OpenMRS community
Easy access (ie, good international airport, liberal visa policies, local transportation)
Travel and hotel infrastructure suitable to host the meeting
Safety and stability (SOFT CRITERIA). This is a little tricky, as people live and work in places that are not that stable, but US citizens travelling under federal funding have more difficulty with elective travel to countries or cities for which the US State Department has issued an active travel advisory.
Commitment to OpenMRS as a network, regional, or country level platform for patient-level record keeping (ideally, this commitment would come directly from a country's MOH or top health leadership)
Strong local hosting organization with an ability to engage local resources / sponsorship