[LGM] ATTN ALL: Call for 2018 venue...
Joao S. O. Bueno
gwidion at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 09:34:32 UTC 2017
Despite the low attendance in Rio this year, the room would be able to fit
~80 seated persons - but we had arrangements to stream the lectures to
nearby classrooms had we got past those attendances. Far from ideal - but
if one place has all the other elements we need: space for the BOFs and
workshops, and such the initial main room size might not be a deal breaker.
Having a "b" plan in mind just in case we have a lot of people interested
in attending would not hurt, of course - but I don't think like all LGM's
should need to be restricted by the size of the one edition with the
largest number of attendees.
On 30 June 2017 at 11:21, Louis Desjardins <louis.desjardins at gmail.com>
> 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
>> >> can attend up to four spaces simultaneously—I think that would be
>> >> for parallel sessions—but I have doubts about the capacity of the
>> >> biggest space inside the potential main venue (60–70 sat people, maybe
>> > 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
>> > 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, a somewhat confusing internation
>> > conference acronym based on an idiomatic english expression.
>> > 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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