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

Øyvind Kolås pippin at gimp.org
Wed Jun 28 11:40:06 UTC 2017

On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 12:22 PM, ale <a at 414c45.net> wrote:
> One simple question... which is the maximum attendance you remember for
> a single event in an LGM? That's it, what maximum attendance is it
> needed in a single space? Because with the proposal we're thinking of we
> can attend up to four spaces simultaneously—I think that would be enough
> for parallel sessions—but I have doubts about the capacity of the
> biggest space inside the potential main venue (60–70 sat people, maybe 80).

Among hard lessons learned from a couple of past LGMs, is that we want
to avoid parallel tracks for presentations. Thus having a large room
able to host 250 people or more (not uncommon for our European LGMs)
is desired. Smaller rooms for parallel sessions of workshops/BOFs[1]
scheduled at separate times from the main room presentations is the
format we've landed on. Deconflicting the workshops/BOFs to minimise
the risk of splitting some ones interests is already rather difficult.


1: BOF - birds of a feather[2], a somewhat confusing internation
conference acronym based on an idiomatic english expression[2].
2: "birds of a feather flock together" is based on the observation
that birds of the same feather(species) fly together in one flock,
feather is used as a analog for interest, and thus in the conference
context it means that people with shared interests gather for
conversation about their interests.

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