On 7/17/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Miguel de Icaza</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hello folks,<br><br> Am trying to decide on a location for the next Mono summit. One of<br>the challenges of the summit is that the Mono team is now pretty large,<br>so it is quite expensive to fly and host everyone, so am trying to pick:
<br><br> * An affordable city (good hotel prices).<br> * Hopefully easy to reach by cheap flights.<br><br> Am not sure what format we should have for this year. Am not sure<br>that having a strict schedule with talks was all that great last year, I
<br>felt that we had too little free time to talk among us than we did<br>listening to presentations.<br><br> So am thinking:<br><br> * Limit the presentations to a handful, on key topics.<br><br> * Organize the rest in an un-conference style, kind of like a
<br> BOF, where we get people together and people get to discuss<br> things.<br><br> Ideally, we should host this in a University, as the hotel that we<br>picked last time in Boston was far from ideal as well.
<br><br> Some cities that I think might be within range are:<br><br> * Boston, but we have to be careful with the time, due<br> to the city being expensive for a bunch of special events.<br><br> * Prague, has a SUSE/Novell office, but there are few direct
<br> flights to it.<br><br> * Madrid, potentially we could find a University there that<br> could host us.<br><br> Am afraid that Mexico and South America will be expensive to reach<br>for Europeans, but if the cost is not too larger, we could pick a city
<br>in Mexico (We all know that Mike Kestner wants Cancun, but having been<br>there for a conference once, I can attest that most attendees skip on<br>the meetings).<br><br> Which probably means "Do your conference in Boston, in mid
<br>February" to guarantee attendance ;-).<br><br>Miguel.</blockquote><div><br>Novell has their office in Provo, UT which would be cheap for hotels and there the Salt Lake City airport is International so everyone could fly directly to Utah.
<br><br>And on the Novell Campus they have the Open Source Technology Center which has a bunch of conference/meeting rooms. We are holding the Utah Open Source Conference there in September.<br><br>So I vote for Utah =)