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Re^7: YAPC::EU 2012

by GotToBTru (Prior)
on Dec 30, 2011 at 17:47 UTC ( #945659=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: YAPC::EU 2012
in thread YAPC::EU 2012

Re^2: YAPC::EU 2012 explains part of it.
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).

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Re^8: YAPC::EU 2012
by JavaFan (Canon) on Dec 30, 2011 at 21:01 UTC
    Note that they weren't just silent about the venue or the dates. I haven't found a peep of them for the past three months about anything.

    I haven't organized any conference, but I have some close friends who did, and I've talked to enough other organizers to know there's more to a conference than just dates and a venue. Surely the contract-to-be with the venue wouldn't prevent the organizers talking about sponsors, accommodations, travel options, partner program, fun things to do in and around Frankfurt, will-there-be-an-auction-or-not, social program, or anything else non-date-or-venue related?

    I am thankful that my current employer doesn't require me to commit on Jan 1 for all my vacation for the year
    Neither does my employer. But people have spouses and children, and some start planning their holidays in January (don't forget, YAPC::EU has the tendency to be organized in the middle of the European holiday season). And the half of my team that wants to go to YAPC::EU can't go if the other half has already claimed those weeks to take vacation.

    There are also people like trainers and consultants who need dates so they can prevent getting booked with customers. I used to be a consultant, and I've missed conferences that couldn't tell their dates until late, because telling my then boss to keep my schedule clear for an entire month, just so I could do a two-or-three day conference isn't very sustainable.

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