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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: ApacheCon 2018
Date Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:26:12 GMT
On Fri, Dec 8, 2017, 13:28 Kevin A. McGrail <kevin.mcgrail@mcgrail.com>
wrote:

> I don't think we are proposing an apachecon but rather an apache
> conference.  Call it what you will.
>

Unclear what distinction you're making here. Apachecon is of course short
for "apache conference". The brand has a following.


> I agree.  I want 2 rooms with 6x50 min speeches each on 12 different
> topics plus a keynote and endnote for all plus a lunch break.  I would even
> consider selling two tracks for sponsor speeches.  And yes it would be made
> sure not to be a sales pitch.
>
> We sell a dozen tables for vendors and voila.
>
> A speaker dinner and sponsor party the night before.
>
> I am slammed right now but I have some ideas for venues for the space that
> i can talk to about donating the use to keep costs low but still be nice.


I would like to see us do something like this. However I'm very skeptical
of your "sell a dozen tables for vendors" like that's trivial. Certainly i
would love to see it be that easy but we've been trying this for *years*
and it gets harder every year.



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