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Re: [opensuse-conference] Scouting openSUSE Conference locations - the surprise...
On 04/12/2012 11:57 PM, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
So here's a pleasant surprise.

Michal and Theo are involved in the just-starting organization of a 'reboot'
of a well known local event (12 years of history): LinuxExpo. This used to be
organized by a conference-company but they've announced not to do that this
year.

A local team has decided to do it instead, working with the Technical
University of Praha (biggest technical university in the country, I'm told).
The team consists of openSUSE, Ubuntu, Gentoo people as well as chief editors
of the 3 major Linux magazine and university people. Michal and Theo had an
appointment to discuss the conference and I tagged along. The team was unsure
about their scope: go international or not? Theo suggested to have a Gentoo
side-event with about 50-70 people. We then suggested to co-locate with
openSUSE Conf!

The team liked the idea and we went over the basics:
- Location? 3 metro stops from the city center, 2 stops from the old city
- Rooms: all we want. 300 + 180 + 180 large rooms, plenty of small rooms.
- Catering: there is university catering but we can do what we want.
- Branding: go nuts.
- Date: please one week earlier than we wanted to do at KC.

Should be doable, I didn't see any conflicts with other conferences directly.

- How many days: they wanted 2 days (sat& sun) but we can have Thur and Fri
if we pay a bit.

Sounds all very interesting, we could make at both places a great conference - but the co-location of this alternative seems the better way.

I suggest that the local team decides

thanks!
Andreas
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