[PD] Next PdCon?
Alexandre Torres Porres
porres at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 19:05:18 CET 2016
2016-11-23 9:14 GMT-02:00 Alexandros Drymonitis <adrcki at gmail.com>:
> Hi list,
> Since we talked about this at the Convention, I asked a friend and
> colleague who works at the American College of Greece in Athens whether it
> would be possible to host the next Pd Convention there. He is very positive
> about this, without this meaning it's certain.
> What I would like to ask is when do you guys think it would be best to
> organize this? 2017 or 2018?
> I guess both years would work fine for us (my colleague and me), but maybe
> a convention in one year would be a bit of an overkill.
> FYI, the college can provide the necessary infrastructure (well, maybe
> there's no room with eight or sixteen speakers, but there's at least a quad
> PA and a studio, and rooms to host paper presentations and workshops - have
> to check in more detail as to what is available there) for the most part.
> Some other stuff (like concerts) can happen in various places in Athens.
> The thing is that the college is in the northern suburbs of Athens, and
> anything else will probably happen in the center.
> I know that PdCon16~ was a bit scattered around NYC, and Athens is much
> smaller than that, but transportation is not the best. Not really sure if
> that's a problem though. I mean, if Athens is the only candidate for the
> next convention, I wouldn't see this as a problem. If there are other
> candidates, it might be something to consider (I'm pretty sure few places
> would beat the weather we've got here though!).
> Any advice on organizing a Pd Convention is very welcome. As I already
> wrote, it's not certain that it will happen in Athens, but it's quite
well, I'll share some thoughts as a previous organizer and someone who's
been to the 4 latest events.
I was even about to write some of this to the list, saying that anyone who
feels like organizing a convention should go for it, because, as miller
says, all it only really requires is that you call it a Pd Convention :)
We had a crazy amount of support when organizing the Pd Convention in
Brazil as we were able to pay for over 20 international flights, provide
hostel acomodation, van transportation, but I had never guaranteed any of
that, and I can say now that it was q when I said I'd do it I was pretty
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