[Fwd: Some incentives and changes.]
bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Mar 10 01:08:27 EDT 2009
The Ottawa Linux Symposium is in mid July,
I think I might make it, but but native English speakers would
certainly do better than me. The OLS is probably only second to
the LCA for importance, so we shouldn't miss this opportunity.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Some incentives and changes.
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 23:30:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: ajh at linuxsymposium.org
To: bernie at codewiz.org
I know that travel budgets have been hit very hard this year and it is
affecting who will choose to submit a paper proposal. I've been thinking
of ways to help with this and I've come up with a couple things that I
would like to offer and would love your feedback on things.
The first incentive is that if you submit a proposal for a paper or a
tutorial and it is accepted by the committee we are going to give you one
free pass to the Linux Symposium that you can allocate to someone else
within your organization to attend.
The second is that I am personally going to make some of my frequent flier
miles available to help speakers with accepted papers with their flights.
I hope this can enable some good people who would not otherwise be able to
attend to present a paper to make it to the event.
The third is that I am going to try to make available as much funding for
lodging as possible to help cover costs for presenters.
So, if you've been working on anything interesting in the last year please
do take the time to submit a proposal for the committee to take a look at!
We're seeing good registration numbers in general but the effect of the
'economic slowdown' is being seen mostly in presentation proposals and
we'd very much like to see this change in the next week.
If you have any other ideas please let me know. One thing that has been
suggested is allowing more presentations without a technical paper
requirement, how do you feel about that? Would that give you more
incentive to submit a proposal?
Andrew J. Hutton
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