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From Donald Harbison <dpharbi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: EU Time line
Date Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:25:08 GMT
On Saturday, July 28, 2012, Ross Gardler wrote:

> 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...


Our OpenOffice home page gets huge traffic, plus our project blog and
Announce lists are strong, so we'll carry messages via these channels too.


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

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