June 26, 2012
The GNOME Foundation invites proposals to host GUADEC 2013. GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers and includes a three-day conference, the annual general meeting of the members of the GNOME Foundation, and a week of coding, meeting, and discussion. Those who would like to host the next GUADEC are hereby invited to write a formal proposal to the board of the GNOME Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for the proposals is July 20, 2012 and bidders are invited to present in person to the board of directors at this year’s GUADEC on July 24 or on another day during the conference.
Do you think your city would be a great place for GUADEC? Key criteria for a large GNOME event like GUADEC are:
The conference will require availability of facilities for one week, including a weekend, during summer. Dates should avoid other key free software conferences. See the GUADEC check list and How To for an overview of the kinds of things you should include in the proposal, and check out the bids from previous GUADECs for more information.
Organizing a conference of this size is a lot of hard work, but there are people in the community with experience who can help you. Feel free to contact email@example.com for more information or guidance.