Happy New Year.
Thanks - same to you!
Ben Edwards, who is sysadmin at the Trinity Centre in
] is interested in hosting a UK libre multimedia
conference this year.
Bristol is not a bad location, as it goes - better than the Isle of
Wight, which I had thought about. It would be more difficult/expensive
for most people to get to, wheras Bristol is quite accessible.
He reckons the Trinity Centre could be made available
for little or nothing and is after an idea of suitable dates. Obviously we
don't want to clash with the ZKM LAD conf or any of the London Linux Expo
April has both the Sounds Expo and the ZKM conference - probably too
early as well. There is only one Linux Expo this year and it is in
October. A good resource for planning events is
If you want to attract students and other young people, it might be a
good idea to hold it over the summer holiday period, as long as it
doesn't clash with any of the festivals.
I'd really value your thoughts on the matter
It might be a good idea to bill it as a user-focused event with some
acessible talks from developers. The ZKM conference is primarily a
developer event and there isn't much point in duplicating that, even if
it is in a different country.
I'd have the main sessions over a weekend so that people with jobs they
can't get away from will be able to attend at least some of the
sessions. There should also be a jam session/DJ'ing/VJ'ing event.
We have a mailing list here :
that Ben has set up for group mailings.
Right, I'll join that today. Are you aiming to get sponsorship for this