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From: Tobias Mueller <tobiasmue <at> gnome.org>
Subject: GNOME.Asia Summit 2013 - Call for Hosts
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.gnome.foundation.announce
Date: Saturday 29th September 2012 22:11:02 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Hello :)

The GNOME.Asia Committee is inviting proposals to host the GNOME.Asia
Summit during the 2nd quarter of 2013. The GNOME.Asia Summit is the
featured annual GNOME Conference in Asia. The event focuses primarily on
the GNOME desktop, and also covers applications and the development
platform tools. It brings together the GNOME community in Asia to
provide a forum for users, developers, foundation leaders, governments
and businesses to discuss both the present technology and future

GNOME.Asia Summit was held in Beijing, Ho-Chi-Minh City, Taipei,
Bangalore and Hong Kong respectively over the last five years. The
Summit's preference is to find new locations each year as we spread
GNOME throughout Asia, and we are looking for local organizers to rise
to the challenge of organizing an excellent GNOME event. The GNOME.Asia
committee will assist in the process, but there is a definitive need for
individuals to be actively involved and committed to the planning and
delivery of the event.

You can learn more about GNOME.Asia Summit at our official website:

For those of you who would be interested in hosting the next GNOME.Asia
Summit in 2013 you are hereby invited to submit a formal proposal to the
 gnome-asia-committee-list  gnome  org .  The deadline for the
proposals is October 28, 2012.  Please email your proposal to
gnome-asia-committee-list  gnome  org. We might invite you to
present your proposal in more details over our regular IRC meetings, or
send you additional questions and requests. Results will be announced by
the second week of November, 2012.

The conference will require availability of facilities for one week,
including a weekend, during the 2nd quarter of 2013 (between March and
June). Final event dates should avoid other key free software
conferences or other events that may have conflict and will be confirmed
together with other GNOME teams which might get involved.

Key points which proposals should consider, and which will be taken into
account when deciding among candidates, are:

 * Local community support for hosting the conference.
 * Venue details.  Information about infrastructure and facilities to
   hold the conference should be provided.
 * Information about how internet connectivity will be managed.
 * Lodging choices ranging from affordable housing to nicer hotels, and
   information about distances between the venue and lodging options.
 * The availability of restaurants or the organization of catering
    on-site, cost of food/soft drinks/beer.
 * The availability and cost of travel from major Asian and European
 * Local industry and government support.
 * Please provide a reasonably detailed budget.
 * Provide plans for fund raising at a local level.

Please check the GNOME.Asia Summit check list [1] and howtos [2] when
putting together a proposal.  Please also feel free to contact
 if you have any questions.

Please help to spread the word and we are looking forward to hearing
from you soon!

GNOME.Asia Committee

 [1] http://2011.gnome.asia/about/gnomeasia/event-organization-checklist
 [2] http://2011.gnome.asia/about/gnomeasia/summit-planning-howto
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