[LGM] Community funding LGM 2013

Femke Snelting snelting at collectifs.net
Mon Dec 3 14:29:45 PST 2012

Hello Alexandre,

> I'm afraid that we are long past the time when anything could be
> crowdfounded. To make successful fundraiser, it needs a plan and
> goals, which is difficult for a conference.
> No matter which platform is used, the campaign needs:
> - a list of benefits for the community;


> - an explanation, how the money will be used;

In case of LGM, this is very clear: *all* of it goes to travel, i.e. bringing developers physically together.

> - a list of people/projects who will be participating.

Let's start with signing up ourselves here: http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2013/?page_id=15  ?
Ale: is there a way to list people that signed up, automatically?
> That's the bare minimum.
> Hence I would suggest to open talk submissions _now_ and start slowly
> reviewing them a month later.

Both registration and call for presentations are open now, until 15 February 2013

> We do 3 conferences a year where I work. We never get wire transfers
> from future participants until we start 'throwing a bone": interviews
> with keynote deliverers and program committee members, program
> updates, special projects etc.


There's a beautiful video coming up (Manufactura Independente) and Lafkon is working on a campaign. There is a lot of projects in the making, and special activities from the LGRU/Medialab Prado side. Anyone else having special things planned?

In 2010 we reached 8000 just before the conference, and 2000 while the event itself was happening.

> So it boils down to having a media plan. And that means you need to
> establish relations with online media.
> Coincidentally, I'm working on a social media presence strategy for
> our next conference right now, so while I'm in the swing, there is a
> separate mail in progress.

ok, looking forward to that!


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