[OSGeo Africa] Re: FOSSGIS-Africa conference updates
tim at linfiniti.com
Tue Jan 26 15:20:15 EST 2010
As Anthony Cooper has pointed out to me, I neglected to mention the dates!
27 - 29 September are the proposed dates (which coincides with the
university semester break).
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Tim Sutton <tim at linfiniti.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> A few weeks I posted to the list my interest in holding an
> Africa-centric FOSSGIS get together this year. I received a very good
> response with various offers for venues and assistance. Of the three
> venues put forward I would like to use Monash University, Krugersorp,
> South Africa since it offers everything we need:
> - venue being donated
> - sufficient labs and lecture rooms
> - support from the staff in-situ
> - good transport network
> The Monash South Africa University campus web site is here:
> The venue was proposed by Ashley Gunter who is a lecturer at the university.
> I know it would have been nice to hold the conference somewhere more
> central in Africa so that those to the north dont need to travel too
> far, but since this is going to be our first time I think it will
> logistically be easier to organise the process if the venue is closer
> to home.
> I would very much like to make the entrance to the conference and
> workshops free or very cheap. Currently our budget plan calls for a
> registration fee of R500 per delegate and R1000 per workshop. We will
> look at our options, but one great one would be to have a couple of
> The german FOSSGIS conference keep costs down by avoiding expensive
> things like fancy catering (they offer soup and bread at lunch and
> tea/coffee/biscuits at tea breaks) and I am looking to emulate their
> approach as much as possible.
> So what next? Now is the time to put together an organising committee
> and start promoting our conference.
> If you would like to assist with the organisation, please contact me.
> Also if you have contacts for publicising the conference please
> forward the promotional materials on to them when we have them ready.
> If you are an academic, please start thinking about what we could do
> in terms of an academic track and make some proposals for suitable
> people to review paper / poster submissions.
> I am going to set up a wiki page and other similar resources over the
> next week or two and we can use that as the basis for collaboration.
> Best regards
> Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release Manager)
> Visit http://linfiniti.com to find out about:
> * QGIS programming services
> * Mapserver and PostGIS based hosting plans
> * FOSS Consulting Services
> Skype: timlinux Irc: timlinux on #qgis at freenode.net
Tim Sutton - QGIS Project Steering Committee Member (Release Manager)
Visit http://linfiniti.com to find out about:
* QGIS programming services
* Mapserver and PostGIS based hosting plans
* FOSS Consulting Services
Skype: timlinux Irc: timlinux on #qgis at freenode.net
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