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Re: [PLUG] KDE Conference 2005

On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 11:14:07AM -0400, Ian Reinhart Geiser wrote:
> Greetings,
> There is talk of proposing Philly as the location for the 2005 KDE
> developers conference.  The only sticking point that we have is that the
> conference has been growing every year, and forecasts put next years
> attendance at 350-400 people.  150-200 of these are students and KDE
> developers who cannot afford to attend a commercial conference location
> like we have downtown.  Historicly we have been big fans of using
> university campuses, but I'm having problems getting to "the right people"
> to see if we can get into a campus for free or for cheap.
> Basicly our requirements are on site food service that is discounted, or
> at least bundled with the stay.  Dorms, or hostel type accomidations for
> students and developers.  Hotels for those who can afford such things on
> their own.  Lastly (most important in some peoples minds) computer labs
> for the week long coding marathon. We also provide classes, and
> presentations, so classrooms with beamers would be handy too.  Other nice
> things would be easy access from the rail and bus lines, and close
> proximity to bars ;)
> if anyone has any inside links to villanova (my personal favorite),
> swathmore, Upenn, or any other in the philly metro area please let me
> know.
> Cheers
>    -ian reinhart geiser
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Have you asked our meeting hosts, USP, if they could accomodate the group?
I'd go directly to Guillermo (who's probably reading this about the same 
time that you are.) :-) 

Contact info:
     Guillermo Moyna, PhD
     Assistant Professor of Chemistry
     Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
     University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
     600 South 43rd Street
     Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
      "The only existing things are atoms and empty space.
       All else is mere opinion" - Democritus, 370 B.C.
     Office: Griffith Hall 360
     Phone:  (215) 596-8526
     Fax:    (215) 596-8543

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