We're essentially six weeks out at this point. That's very tight in
regards to marketing, etc., especially if we want people to travel to
attend. So I think going with the smaller venue makes the most sense
at this point, although we'll have to see if the Hub is still
As for one vs two days, I don't think planning for a two day Open
Space is significantly harder than a one-day, as you use the same
caterer, the same space, the same facilitator, etc. It's simply a
matter of fundraising.
I'm up for a planning meeting this week.
On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 9:28 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As you all know, January 15 is fast approaching! And with it, the west
coast wikiconference. I know there hasn't been much recent movement on
this .... which is as much my fault as anyone's :) I'm assuming,
however, that we're still enthusiastic about making this thing happen
as a community :) So...
==venue and essential questions==
* do we want a 1 or 2 day event?
* do we want to stay in the women's center? (Eugene, what is our
status with them?) Or,
* given that we haven't done much to plan this thing, do we want to
move into a smaller (cheaper) venue? (I am thinking the SoMa hub,
which I believe is available during the day on Jan. 15, though not the
. We were
concerned about it being too small, but I'm not sure if we should
worry about that at this point.
I would like to get the venue confirmed by the beginning of December, no later.
* Money: Eugene has offered Wiser Earth as a fiscal sponsor. If that
doesn't work out, I will offer to manage the money for the conference,
including putting the money up front for a venue deposit.
I think it would be good to have an online or in-person planning
meeting soon. I know next weekend is the holiday weekend, but what
about on IRC planning meeting on Saturday?
Let me know what you think -- let's get the ball rolling on this again :)
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