[maemo-community] Events in 2009

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue Oct 7 17:49:18 EEST 2008

	> But how many of the first summit European attendees would be at
summit 2
 > in the US without sponsorship 

	I agree... There were all of maybe 15 North Americans (yes,
including Canada) at the summit -- and I think we were all sponsored
(i.e., I don't think _any_ Americans came without sponsorship). 

	Even if the summit was immediately after another conference (like it
was this time), there might be a bunch of additional registrants, but
they wouldn't be Maemo community members. 

	I actually think Germany is a great central location for most people
in and around Europe. And, it's not that difficult for Americans to
get there (e.g., no visa required, easy customs, etc.). 

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 ----- Original Message -----
 Subject: Re: Events in 2009
 From:  Jamie Bennett 
 To: "List for community development" 
 Date: 10/07/2008 8:44 am
 On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 10:36 -0400, Ryan Abel wrote:
 > On Oct 7, 2008, at 10:31 AM, Jamie Bennett wrote:
 > > For the summit to be its most successful it needs to be held
 > > most
 > > of its target audience is physically based or can get to easily.
 > > the
 > > majority of community members and contributors are in Europe
then it
 > > makes no sense to hold the summit in Australia for instance. Too
 > > cost for interested people to attend and too expensive for Nokia
 > > ship
 > > people there on mass. Of course key contributing members should
 > > sponsored regardless of where they are based.
 > Which is fine, but why should we hold the Summit on the same
 > every time? Switch it up a bit and shift the costs around some by 

 > changing the continent every so often. Problem solved. ;)
 But how many of the first summit European attendees would be at
summit 2
 in the US without sponsorship and how many people missed out this
 because it was in Europe? Interesting statistic maybe?
 > Ryan Abel
 > Maemo Community Council chair
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