Call for hosts for GUADEC 2010


The GNOME Foundation invites proposals to host GUADEC, the annual GNOME
conference, during the Summer of 2010.  GUADEC is the biggest gathering
of GNOME users and developers and includes a three-day conference, the
annual general meeting of the members of the GNOME Foundation, and a
week of coding, meeting, and discussing.

For those of you who would like to host the next GUADEC in 2010 you are hereby
invited to write a formal invitation to the board of the GNOME Foundation at
board gnome org .Deadline for the proposals is October 10, 2009.

Key points which proposals should consider, and which will be taken into
account when deciding among candidates, are:

 * Local community support for hosting the conference
 * Venue, cheap housing and nice hotels, and the distance between them
 * The availability and cost of travel from major European cities
 * The budget for infrastructure and facilities required to hold the conference
 * The availability of restaurants or the organization of catering
on-site, cost of food/beer.
 * Local industry and government support

See the GUADEC check list [1] and provide informations for Country, City,
Accomodation and Travel.

Check out the call-for-bids and the bids from previous GUADECs for more
information. Or just feel free to contact board gnome org .

The conference will require availability of facilities for one week,
including a weekend, during Summer. Dates should avoid other key free
software conferences.

A few words of advice: organizing a conference of this size is hard
work, but there are many people in the community with experience who
will be there to help you. Bear in mind that people coming to these
conferences do so primarily to meet up with old friends and have fun,
and so the hallway track and social activities are very important.


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