Like the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal this answer comes in triplicate!
I promise not to make a habit of it.
Last Sunday 02 January 2005 15:24, Daniel James was like:
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.
we don't want to clash with the ZKM LAD conf or any of the London Linux
Expo type stuff
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
Ah, thanks. That's a useful resource, slightly interesting layout.
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.
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.
A User focussed event sounds rather good to me. I'd like to see some good
working demo set-ups - a recording environment - obviously Live music stuff
too and it would be good to webcast it in a similar manner to ZKM if at all
possible. I guess we'll have to see what we can pull out of the bag.
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.
Yep, It would be good to focus on experiential stuff - actually making music -
hands on sessions, blah ...
Are you aiming to get sponsorship for this
Now there's a good question. Money is always the last thing I think about. I
don't even know where I would set targets for an event like this. The event
is very much in the ideas stage, so more reason for setting the date a bit
later. I'm confident that if we build it they will come, however, many camels
need tying up between now and then.
Thanks for your positive response. :-)
I think the time is right for this particular little idea.
Please pass on mailing list details  to anyone who might be interested.