NYCBSDCon 2007 status
skreuzer at exit2shell.com
Tue Jul 10 02:05:24 UTC 2007
I hope this isn't consdered spam or offtopic, but I would really
hate to not have the conference this year.
Please email me directly if you have any leads....
I appreciate your help and thank you in advance.
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Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 15:46:49 -0400
From: George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com>
To: NYCBUG <talk at lists.nycbug.org>
Subject: [nycbug-talk] NYCBSDCon 2007 status
After a few years of massive successes, we have received many on and off
line queries about the status of NYCBSDCon for 2007.
As usual, we started working on space for the conference early in the
spring. Unfortunately, Columbia University is *not* available this year.
We have been dealing with multiple locations, with no success. We were
confident a month and more back that New York University would be ideal,
but their fees and restrctions are exceedingly high. If we were holding
some $800/a day conference, it would have been fine, but that's not what
NYCBSDCon is about. For anyone who's attended, this should be clear.
Many people have assisted us in this quest for a space. . . particularly
some NYU people who we had previously not known.
New York is a difficult place to find inexpensive space, particularly
after 9/11 and the real estate boom. Manhattan real estate continues to
boom and conference space fees do not soften.
We have one more university that we are waiting on for a response to our
application. . . We should know the answer by the end of the month.
However, if that space does *not* work out, we will be postponing
NYCBSDCon to 2008. We already to have push the conference further to
the end of the year. Any longer would be too long. We can't even do a
call for papers until we have a space, so it just wouldn't be plausible
to have the conference this year.
And now it comes to *your* role.
If anyone has any leads to decent conference space that would work for
NYCBSDCon, please let me know offlist.
But if we don't find the right space at the decent fees and reasonable
restrictions, then we'll have to put off the con until next year.
Thanks. . .
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