[Ansol-devel] Re: [ANSOL-geral] [Fwd: Call for invitations to be
the host of GUADEC 2008]
Quinta-Feira, 22 de Março de 2007 - 12:57:26 WET
Eu acho que seria muito interessante!
On Wed, 2007-03-21 at 23:58 +0000, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> Quem mais acha que vale a pena?
> email message attachment, "Mensagem reencaminhada - Call for
> invitations to be the host of GUADEC 2008"
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > From: Anne Østergaard <anne oestergaard.nu>
> > Reply-To: foundation-list gnome.org
> > To: foundation-list gnome.org
> > Cc: foundation-announce gnome.org
> > Subject: Call for invitations to be the host of GUADEC 2008
> > Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 00:30:00 +0100
> > Call for invitations to be the host of GUADEC 2008
> > GUADEC is the yearly GNOME Users and Developers European Conference.
> > Dear GNOME friends
> > For those of you who would like to host the next GUADEC in 2008 you are
> > hereby invited to write a formal invitation to the board of The
> > GNOME Foundation.
> > The invitation should be send to
> > board gnome.org and
> > Anne Østergaard <aoe(at)gnome.org>
> > at the latest on May 15th 2007.
> > As the conference is getting bigger and hopefully better and more
> > important every year there is no reason not to tell you that it takes a
> > lot of persons actively involved and committed in the actual planning
> > and a lot of time and spent carrying out the practical work.
> > It is also rewarding and very much fun and you learn a lot in the
> > process.
> > I usually say that when you can take care of a baby and handle a big
> > conference you are pretty much prepared for anything. These things are
> > real and can not be handed virtually.
> > Some practical advice:
> > There are a couple of things that you must take into account when
> > writing your invitation:
> > You must be a group of at least ten persons behind the invitation to
> > take on responsibility.
> > These ten persons each need a lot of helpers.- For this purpose you
> > can involve everybody - they do not all have to be nerds- other skills
> > can often be of great advantage to the team.
> > The conference must take place in the same physical place/ building.
> > You must be many persons very near and in the place/city where the
> > conference is taking place.
> > It is an advantage if there is a strong support from the community: the
> > region, the city, university, huge companies, important organizations
> > and/ or among a very large group of local citizens.
> > The conference will need facilities from Saturday to Thursday. It will
> > be nice to have the facilities from Saturday to Saturday. (The weekend
> > normally used for establishing things and getting rid of jet-lack.- Some
> > activities which involve moving in the sun and fresh air could be
> > helpful here.)
> > The technical infrastructure is crucial to the conference. The hacker
> > room and the conference rooms needs a lot of bandwidth. This is also the
> > case for streaming.
> > One large conference hall for 500 persons.
> > Projectors, beamers and at least 3-4 large conference rooms and many
> > smaller rooms are needed and possibly an exhibition area and/ or hall.
> > A hacker room with pc' s available, and open most of the day and evening
> > is very much appreciated.
> > You will need a lot of sponsors and good press contacts.
> > You must have solutions for housing: Hotels, youth hostels, the living
> > for free program etc.
> > Catering, the "Beer Party" and cultural activities for a flexible number
> > of persons must be possible as well as affordable lunch meals for all.
> > Assisting in conference planning calls or meetings and taking notes for
> > a long period of time, taking care of registration, accounting, the
> > technique in each conference room and of invited speakers and keynotes-
> > which involves some local transportation etc. and a hospitality scheme.
> > Construction and updating of the website, call for papers, logo
> > competition, printing conference material etc.
> > I am sure I forgot something but if you are able to meet most of the
> > things on this list you are already a real GNOME champion.
> > GUADEC has been hold at universities half of the time but other venue
> > solutions are quite possible.
> > It will be an advantage if you start following the planning list for
> > this years GUADEC 2007 in Birmingham.guadec-list gnome.org
> > The following two links lead you to "must read stuff" as well as to very
> > useful information:
> > http://live.gnome.org/GuadecPlanningHowTo?highlight=%28guadec%29%7C%
> > 28howto%29
> > Check list:
> > http://live.gnome.org/GuadecPlanningHowTo/CheckList?highlight=%28guadec%
> > 29%7C%28howto%29
> > Countries which have close regional collaboration could help each other
> > make a joint invitation to one venue.
> > We would love to see GUADEC have both national and regional spin off
> > effects for the use of GNOME and Free Software. Especially in places
> > where we have not yet so seen so many footprints:)
> > I know that you will need all the time you can get to prepare an
> > invitation so I hope I have inspired you to get started.
> > The GNOME Board hopes to hear from you May 15th or before.
> > Good luck!
> > GNOME greetings
> > Anne
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