Re^2: YAPC::EU 2012 explains part of it.
in reply to Re^6: YAPC::EU 2012
in thread YAPC::EU 2012
But yes, "it's in the works but we can't talk specifics due to contract issues" is better (well, a little better) than silence. Surely the venue understands the need for some advance publicity. Encouraging attendance is in everybody's best interest...but I don't know the facts.
I am thankful that my current employer doesn't require me to commit on Jan 1 for all my vacation for the year (like previous ones did).