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

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 09:21:33 UTC 2017

Hi Ale,

Yes, I can confirm that those numbers are quite realistic.

Some editions of LGM gathered less people but in Madrid the response was
outstanding, for instance.

We do need a room large enough for that kind of crowd!



2017-06-30 5:14 GMT-04:00 ale <a at 414c45.net>:

> It seems that we will delay a bit (a conversation to engage another team
> has been postponed to next week).
> Anyway, that size constraints are complicated (250!). Our second choice
> was UNIA --some kind of university in a nice monumental building near
> the center--, but it doesn't have a space of those characteristics. I
> think we can only get that kind of spaces in the Universities and the
> easiest options are far away from the center of the city, a model very
> far from the original proposal (that aimed to use alternative cultural
> spaces in the center of Seville). I don't remember that crowds in
> Lepizig or London. Are those realistic numbers?
> Best, Ale.
> On 28/06/17 12:40, Øyvind Kolås wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > /pippin
> >
> > 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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