[LGM] ATTN ALL: Call for 2018 venue...

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 11:11:13 UTC 2017

Hello all,

Considering the uncertainty of the venue proposed by Ale from London, and
at this point in time, I would suggest that we keep the idea of Cartuja for
later and concentrate our collective efforts at making a successful LGM in
Basel as suggested by Ale from Zurich, a well-known and long-time
co-organiser of LGM.

The matter is becoming urgent. I believe that the next LGM can be a success
if it is hosted in that city.

Saying that, I certainly don’t want to rush the process... but the process
must be geared in 4th speed now, don’t you agree? :)

I want to thank both Ale for their efforts at finding us a home for 2018.
It’s much appreciated.

If we need a bit more time to analyse the Basel offer, I am ok with this,
but again, we need to gear up.


2017-07-12 5:50 GMT-04:00 ale <a at 414c45.net>:

> Hi!
> After dropping the initial proposal because of the numbers, and looking
> for an alternative space we only find the Communication building of the
> University. The matter of this space is that is placed in the former
> Expo'92 area, in the island of Cartuja. It's a bit far from the center,
> something that could deter assistance. We could keep the original venues
> for other activities.
> The most important issue right now regarding this possibility is we're
> in July and the faculty is almost dead, so we haven't found so far
> someone to confirm us the faculty is interested in hosting the event.
> Best,
> Ale.
> On 30/06/17 14:34, Øyvind Kolås wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Frank Trampe <frank.trampe at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> I hope that I'm proven wrong, but I think that we're unlikely to exceed
> 80
> >> people per session given our current state of organization, and it's
> >> embarrassing to have too oversized a venue. Big venues are also less
> cozy.
> >
> > The level of attendance in Rio was a sad anomaly, due to lack of
> > global and local coordination and thus inability to keep a schedule
> > resulting in a timely program online. In my opinion in particular due
> > to GNUgraf, the Brazilian LGM-like event, not acting as a local LGM
> > team - but running their GNUgraf event as a directly competing
> > conference with ha separate schedule and no real attempt at briding
> > with the international visitors apart from during coffee breaks, thus
> > significantly dimnishing participation in LGM by brazilians - a
> > country where we could have hoped to both meet and be joined by a
> > strong local Libre Graphics community. I hope this will be avoided for
> > 2018 by being back in Europe where we have hundreds of regular
> > attendees as well as having instantiated regular IRC meetings for
> > checking on progress and encouraging auto-delegation of tasks well in
> > advance of the event.
> >
> > /pippin
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