On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 6:02 AM, Brian Exelbierd <bex(a)pobox.com> wrote:
We need to start the Flock 2017 bidding process. I am going to send the
following email to the flock-planning list and post an announcement on
the Comm Blog on Monday. I'd appreciate any input you all have on the
email (from which I will draw the blog post) and the wiki page (see
Email is fine. Only comment on the wiki page is in the budget section
we list the base budget as the total available funding. That is
accurate in that it is the only money we can count on, but we do get
additional funds or services from sponsors. It would be good to add a
sentence highlighting that finding sponsors brings additional funding.
> It is time to start the bid process for this year's Flock. This year we
> are back in North America for Flock 2017.
> If you'd like to help host the event in your city, it's time to start
> putting together a bid. To find out what you need to do, read the wiki
> Bids are due by February 28, 2017, so do not wait to start. It takes
> more time than you may realize to compile all of the required
> information for a good bid.
> Along those lines, keep in mind that committing to help plan a
> conference is a lot of work and shouldn't be approached lightly. It's a
> big time commitment, and as the local contact, you're critical to the
> success of the event.
> Flock has been held successfully on college campuses and in hotels. We
> need to make sure that the space will both work for the conference and
> be affordable. Details are on the wiki page.
> Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions or need help
> getting your bid together.
> Brian "bex" Exelbierd
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