[EuroPython] Keynote problem

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Wed May 12 05:08:56 EDT 2004

Jacob Hallén <jacob at strakt.com> writes:

> I discovered today that we did not have the big keynote hall reserved for our 
> keynotes. While Tuesday is not a problem; the hall is available from 17.00, 
> the hall is booked all of Monday, until 20.00. It is also booked all 
> Wednesday, so moving the keynote is not an option.
> I see the following alternatives:
> 1. Hold the keynote in our largest room. It holds 202 people (plus sime in the 
> aisles.
> 2. Rent the largest thing available on campus apart from "Runan" (the big 
> lecture hall). This has a slightly higher capacity (225 or something like 
> that).
> 3. Rent the main restaurant of the Student Union for the keynote.
> It will have more than enough capacity, but is not set up with beamer and 
> stuff.
> 4. Move the keynote to a totally different location, with a higher capacity.
> 1. is the most convenient alternative.
> 2. requires a little walk (and I'm not 100% sure it isn't booked.
> 3. may be a tad expensive, but should still be within budget.
> 4. requires a bit of work, and will be a hassle with transports.

2 sounds slightly pointless, and 4 sounds impractical.

As Martijn says, it all depends on the numbers.  How soon do we have
to decide?


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