OOoCon 2006 Call for Location

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Call for Location

Dear community members,

The first three conferences in Hamburg, Berlin and Koper/Capodistria were a huge success. The highlight so far was this year's conference which, for the first time, was organized by a team of volunteer community members. Now we are wondering if this outstanding event can actually be bettered. Therefore, we are searching for the perfect location for the Conference in 2006.

We are collecting applications from teams who are willing to organize OOoCon 2006, just like we did last year. To give you an idea about what we are looking for, you can take a look at last year's proposals

Interested teams should send their applications to the mailing list in the following format:

Key Question

In 200 words or less, answer this question:

  • Why is your location and the date you propose the best for the OOoCon 2006?

Your application MUST INCLUDE:

  • Location (country, city, conference center/university)
  • Proposed Date(s)
  • Team Lead (main contact person)
  • Team Members (all members should be willing and able to commit at least 3 hours per day to planning the conference during the last two weeks before OOoCon 2006)
  • Local events that are taking place in parallel (or right before/after)
  • Special visa or entry requirements, e.g. vaccinations

Your application COULD INCLUDE:

  • Large local deployments (for user keynotes and success stories)
  • Names of local developers (for developer sessions)
  • Names of local vendors/partners (potential sponsors)
  • Travel costs (e.g. flight costs from the following cities: London, Paris, Rome, Beijing, Sydney, New York, Hamburg, Dublin, San Francisco, South Africa, Tokyo)
  • Accomodation costs (youth hostel, hotel)

According to the OOoCon 2004 attendee survey and some feedback about this year's conference, proposed locations should meet the following requirements as much as possible:

  • attract the largest number of community contributers
  • be near enough to allow a large number of Sun's developers, who are in Hamburg, to attend
  • low accomodation costs
  • cheap flight and train tickets
  • the conference venue is for free
  • alignment with large IT event (e.g. CeBIT, Systems, Comdex)
  • strong local community
  • strong sponsor support
  • offer a central meeting point where people will easily run into other people between sessions
  • short walking distances between session locations
  • provide simple ways to get to the conference location

The deadline for submissions is January 23, 2006. Shortly after that date we will publish the applications here and call for votes.

Information about the last three Conferences can be found at:


Thank you and best regards, The Conference Team

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