[EuroPython] EPC 2005: where and when?

Anna Ravenscroft rev_anna_r at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 4 18:27:31 CEST 2004

Laura Creighton wrote:
> Well, I thought that last year's conference suffered because 2 years ago
> at Charleroi, we thought it was to be at Charleroi for a third time,
> and then that changed, and so we had to scramble a little more than was
> wise.  (Also, on the assumption it wasn't going to be in Göteborg I
> scheduled a bunch of unchangeable things for that Spring, that wasn't
> the best.)
> So I would really like it if people who want to host EP for 2006 would
> come and get involved in the hosting of EP 2005, just a bit, to see
> how we do things, because some things are much better shown than
> explained.  Not that this would mean that you couldn't then do things
> your own way, of course.  But knowing 'how not to mess up like the last
> lot did' is also valuable. :-)
> I would like it if BEFORE EP2005 we could have some sort of formal bid
> from each party interested in hosting EP2006.  That way we can decide
> either at EP, or by having a vote before and announce the vote at EP.
> It really helps if you can begin your 'lets-host-a-conference' effort
> at the previous conference.

I recommend we announce to c.l.py-announce that, as planned, 
Europython2005 will be in Gothenburg and that anyone interested in 
holding the EP2006 is urged to get involved now.

We may also want to provide for "hosting parties" on Friday night, or a 
group sponsoring something - a luncheon, dinner, hospitality suite (with 
the GothEP group being pre-notified), so that folks can get to see what 
the bidding groups are up to. They can provide info on their 
proposals,etc. We can have a vote on Saturday, results to be announced 
at closing ceremonies on Sunday. (or opening on Sunday...)

Just some ideas.

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