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andrew [Workshop scheduling]
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   * In a city that is easy to get to by plane, train, and car.   * In a city that is easy to get to by plane, train, and car.
 +  * Venue is than an hour's travel from the airport
 ===== Before the event ===== ===== Before the event =====
  
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   * Accept talks as the come in (eg accept one talk per speaker immediatly, if a speaker submits multiple talks pick the other ones later)   * Accept talks as the come in (eg accept one talk per speaker immediatly, if a speaker submits multiple talks pick the other ones later)
   * Have at least half the schedule filled at least 4 months before the start of the conference   * Have at least half the schedule filled at least 4 months before the start of the conference
 +  * Approach local speakers from other communities
 +  * Approach speakers talking about general tech subject (SQL, DevOps, Management, Community, ...)
 +  * Explicitly invite diverse speakers
  
  
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   * a few small rooms for meetings / BOFs / speaker room are nice   * a few small rooms for meetings / BOFs / speaker room are nice
  
-==== Food ====+===== Food =====
  
   * Consider various dietary requirements (vegetarian,​ vegan, kosher, halal, no seafood, ..)   * Consider various dietary requirements (vegetarian,​ vegan, kosher, halal, no seafood, ..)
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   * If no lunch is provided, there have to be plenty of restaurants nearby, and the lunch break has to be long enough (at least 1.5h)   * If no lunch is provided, there have to be plenty of restaurants nearby, and the lunch break has to be long enough (at least 1.5h)
  
 +===== Workshops =====
 +
 +==== Workshop scheduling ====
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 +Attendees have difficulty convincing their employers that a 3 day trip to the conference should be extended to 4 or 5 days in order to attend a workshop. Alternatives to consider:
  
 +  * If the conference is Mon - Wed, allocate the preceding Sunday for workshops
 +  * Run workshops at the same time as the talks
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