[Marketing] Fwd: Exhibiting at LugRadio Live USA

Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) tmitchell at osgeo.org
Sat Feb 23 20:56:01 EST 2008

FYI - Anyone interested?

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> From: "lugradio team" <lugradio at gmail.com>
> Date: February 23, 2008 4:27:54 PM PST (CA)
> To: tmitchell at osgeo.org
> Subject: Exhibiting at LugRadio Live USA
> Howdy,
> As you may or may not be aware, the very first LugRadio Live USA in
> 2008 is taking place at The Metreon in San Francisco. The event will
> be happening on the 12th and 13th April 2008, and will provide the
> unique atmosphere of the UK event, but in glorious San Francisco.
> LugRadio Live has developed a strong reputation for providing a range
> of topics about free software, Open Source, digital rights, technology
> and more, a compelling list of speakers, exhibitors and birds of a
> feather sessions, and wrapping it all in a unique, fun, loose, social
> and inclusive event, which is often described as combining the
> atmosphere of a rock concert and a computer conference.
> At LugRadio Live USA 2008 we plan on bringing this unique atmosphere
> to the USA, and inviting around 30 speakers, a full cast of exhibiting
> projects and companies, an eclectic range of BOF sessions, and plenty
> of additional sessions such as our debate discussion panel, a showcase
> of five minute talks, tech demos, and of course a live recording of
> LugRadio in front of an audience. We expect around 500 - 700 attendees
> to the event.
> Anyway, to the business in hand...
> As mentioned, we'll be having an exhibition area where we want to have
> projects and companies who do cool things. In the past we've had open
> source projects showing off their work such as KDE, Gnome, and Ubuntu,
> companies who work with Linux like Neuros, and distributors like Sun,
> Red Hat and Novell. We were wondering whether you'd be interested in
> having an exhibition stand at the event this year? Exhibitor space is
> free; we don't charge, because LugRadio Live is a community event. The
> focus is on people having a great time, not in making money :-) We'd
> like it if your exhibition stand could be something fun and
> interactive, rather than just a table with leaflets and advertising.
> Another thing: as part of the event, we provide each attendee with a
> registration bag, containing some free items from different
> organisations. We try to keep the items in this bag as interesting as
> possible, and in the past this has included pens, badges, software,
> clothing and more. If you'd like to contribute something to the bag
> this year for LugRadio Live USA 2008, we'd be happy to include it.
> Both the goodie bag and an exhibition stand are excellent ways for you
> to be associated with a strongly community and Open Source focused
> event, and the demographic it attracts. For the bag, we will need 500
> of whatever you choose to contribute, and all you need to do is ship
> them to us, there is no charge in addition to sending the items - we
> will add them to the bags ready for the event.
> LugRadio Live in the UK has developed a strong reputation for being
> 'the' community event in the UK, and we are looking to bring this to
> USA. We would love if you could be one of the organisations who helped
> make this happen. :)
> If you're not the right person to ask about attending, we'd be
> grateful if you could either pass it on to the right person for us or
> get back in touch to let us know who to contact.
> You can check who is speaking and how the event is shaping up by
> checking http://lugradio.org/live/USA2008/
> Any questions or queries, feel free to drop us an email in reply to
> this email, and we really hope you can be a part of the event. :)
> Thanks!
> Stuart Langridge and the LugRadio Team

Tyler Mitchell
Executive Director
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
tmitchell at osgeo.org
P: +1-250-277-1621
M: +1-250-303-1831

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