Ekaterina Gerasimova | 12 Jul 23:33 2013
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Call for GUADEC 2015 bids

The call for bids has been announced: https://www.gnome.org/news/2013/07/the-gnome-foundation-invites-proposals-to-host-guadec-2015/

Please submit your intent to bid by the 1st of August. The deadline for bid submissions is the 30th of September.

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Teams wishing to organize GUADEC in their city should let the board know of their intent to submit a bid by the 1st of August by e-mail to foundation-announce <at> gnome.org and board-list <at> gnome.org, indicating their availability to meet during this year's GUADEC to discuss it with the GNOME Foundation board. Final bids will be due by September 30, 2013

Keep in mind that a good candidate should meet the following criteria:

 * easily accessed by plane or train
 * motivated local team, preferably with experience in event organisation
 * a venue available to host the event
 * good options for lunches (catering, student restaurant…)
 * affordable accommodation and places to eat in the evening
 * space for informal talks and impromptu hacking
 * local industry and government support

Bids from previous years are available for reference. Also be aware that while organizing a conference such as GUADEC is a huge undertaking, people from the GNOME community have been there before you and will be there to help you. You can find more information at https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC including a HowTo for writing a bid[1] and an overview of the kinds of things you should include in the proposal.

[1] https://wiki.gnome.org/GuadecPlanningHowTo/Bid
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