[LGM] ATTN ALL: Call for 2018 venue...
myriamcea.arte at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 11:55:52 UTC 2017
Hi everyone, I missted the last Meeting in Río, I miss you Libre Graphics
family. Only I would add, in orther to understand what happend in Madrid
that I was in charge of the "Libre Graphic Workstation" in Medialab Prado
and one of my task were to visit the Design Schools talking about the event
weeks before the Meeting. To make a good diffusion, before the event, is
very important in my oppinion if we what involve new members to our
A big hug,
2017-06-30 11:34 GMT+02:00 Joao S. O. Bueno <gwidion at gmail.com>:
> 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
>>> >> 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 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
>>> > 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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