Bob Schwier on 10 Sep 2004 19:57:03 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] KDE Conference 2005

International House 3700 Chestnut or the Rotunda 4012 Walnut?

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, 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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