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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: EU Time line
Date Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:18:35 GMT
Re "publicity mill" - Sally can help get press releases out on the wires.
We have an Apache Asserts blog in ComputerWorldUK - once the programme is
set I'm happy to do a couple of appropriate articles for that. Sally
indicated Heise had already signed up to attend as press so I guess we can
work with them. The H in the UK has always been a friend.

I'm sure there is more that will come to mind...

>From a mobile device - forgive errors and terseness
On Jul 28, 2012 1:23 AM, "Steve Holden" <steve@holdenweb.com> wrote:

> The full conference time line is far from complete, but the following near
> dates are of significance for the coming week:
> 2012-07-31   A brief version of the sponsorship prospectus
>              should be ready to give to/link at for potential
>              sponsors so they know how much budget they need
>              to commit and can make plans to have key personnel
>              in attendance,
> 2012-07-31   Begin discussions about keynote speakers. These
>              people can be key to attracting and audience despite
>              the tracked nature of the conference. We can have
>              one keynote, several, or none. By the end of the week
>              we should have a list of names to approach (and with N
>              slots we should not really approach more than N at a time).
> 2012-08-03   The call for papers ends. Given the short time
>              frame in which it was released, I would recommend
>              advertising an extension this Monday, so people
>              who have been dragging their heels get just an
>              extra weekend to submit their proposals.
>              We currently have 40 proposals.
>              Suggest extension until August 6 (Monday) from
>              August 3 (Friday). Two weekend days make a big
>              difference to what you can do, but we have to
>              announce it in time.
> 2012-08-10   Content for the full sponsorship prospectus, developed
>              from discussions started when producing the draft above,
>              should be ready to be fed into the publicity mill.
>              Oh, that reminds me, do we *have* a publicity mill?
> 2012-08-06   Ticket sales are scheduled to start, so we must
>              have determined the classes of tickets we plan
>              to offer, what discount to offer which classes
>              of delegate, policy on speaker reimbursement, and
>              so on.
> I hope this helps. I am traveling this weekend, and therefore may not be
> as responsive as usual (?) to email. Enjoy /your/ weekends.
> regards
>  Steve
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