- Have we identified and booked a new meeting venue that is suitable for talks? - What's the initial speaker lineup? Evening format. - Which pub will luggers retire to afterwards! - Have we taken up Valley Technology's kind offer of refreshment sponsorship etc.
As far as I can remember, Faye and Teeth were investigating Edinburgh University accomodation which would appear to be preferable to Net Resources due to size and access? How did you get on there?
Very keen to support a refreshed EdLug meeting format and a move upmarket from the Holyrood for all it's charms ;-)
Dan Shearer wrote: On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 05:07:32PM +0000, Faye Gibbins wrote:
Teeth and I are looking at alternatives right now. We'll let you know.
However if anyone has any suggestions please let us know.
Faye, you said you had a presentation room lined up from the University. Perhaps it would be possible to lock that in, and leaving the choice of watering holes a interesting debate for those who migrate there afterwards? Scotlug in Glasgow do that to great effect, as do LUGs in other countries I've seen.
From comments I've heard the pub-only Edlug style has kept some people away, which is why I thought your idea was a good one. Especially if someone can be found to sponsor tea/coffee/bikkies at the venue which I think will be pretty easy. I suspect that sort of an arrangement might encourage more people to come forward with well thought-out talks; at least, it seems to elsewhere. One final advantage of this approach: people can change where they migrate to afterwards without the venue advertising having to be changed -- a more-or-less fixture really does work at encouraging attendees and speakers.
This isn't a bad plan at all. A presentation style meeting is much much more open to new members followed by a visit to a pub somewhere, gives nice flexability and structure.
I'll even volunteer to do a talk and demo of openstreetmap ( http://www.openstreetmap.org/ ) and some of the tools used to make and draw the maps. Cheers Chris - http://www.chrisfleming.org/
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