I can confirm that the location is booked - there are 2 venue's which have
been arranged (the one mentioned and one very near the train station in
Chelmsford itself). Which one we use is dependant on the volume of interest.
I'm sorry if it is difficult to get to but we are using University buildings
to keep the cost down (as we will only be charging delegates what it costs
us to put on the day) and to ensure the quality and reliability of services
and internet connectivity.
I know there is a very active collection of OS users in the North West and
it is not our intention to alienate anyone but we are restricted to our
locale for the first conference. It is our hope (if this one is a success
and there is demand) to organise one elsewhere in the country at a later
We are trying to be as accommodating as possible so if there is anything we
can do to make sure more people come we will (short of re-arranging the
venues ;)). We can co-ordinate car sharing if required and we have access to
university transport to ferry people back and forth from train stations or
Stansted Airport (which is only 20 miles from us).
I hope this is of some help,
From: Chris Puttick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 28 November 2002 13:57
To: James Spedding
Subject: RE: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Open Source in Education
We would be very interested in attending but Chelmsford is enormously
difficult to get to from the NorthWest - is this location booked and