There are advantages to Santa Cruz (or somewhere like Monterey,
looking a bit further afield) -
It's not "in the middle of Silicon Valley", which is a nice getaway...
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Luca de Alfaro <l...@dealfaro.org> wrote:
> Regarding costs:
> Santa Cruz is $100 / person / day including 3 meals, _and_ rooms are free.
> Multimedia (projector rental, etc) is not free but is typically much much
> cheaper than I have seen e.g. in hotels. Hotels may charge $500 / day for
> projector rentals for the low power units, and the quote for a high power
> unit for the main room... was absolutely ridiculous.
> So perhaps $100 / person / day + free rooms is not so bad in the Bay Area.
> On the negative side, I have heard at various Wikimania people scream in
> horror at any price that would be more than about $ 30 / person / day, and I
> certainly do not know how to organize something in the Bay Area at that
> price (unless we get a huge sponsorship, that is).
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:44 PM, Luca de Alfaro <l...@dealfaro.org> wrote:
>> Santa Cruz might have the Theater -- a big open air place that seats 3,000
>> and is very beautiful...
>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Robert Rohde <raro...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Eugene Eric Kim <ee...@blueoxen.com>
>>> > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Luca de Alfaro <l...@dealfaro.org>
>>> > wrote:
>>> >> I am also at Google now, so if you like, I could at least let it be
>>> >> known of
>>> >> the possibility; I have no idea of whether it would be possible, or
>>> >> advisable, to get Google support or space for this. Any feedback?
>>> > I've organized several events hosted by Google through Leslie
>>> > Hawthorn, who's great and is a friend of our community. (She's been to
>>> > several RCCs.) The experience has been great, but it has the same
>>> > problems as the others listed: size (probably can't host a 1,000
>>> > person gathering), proximity to housing, transportation, etc.
>>> > It sounds like Berkeley is the best bet so far. Phoebe, have you
>>> > investigated other local universities?
>>> You have similar space issues with Berkeley when it comes to keynotes
>>> and the like. The Student Union has conference spaces that go up to
>>> about 500 seats. The largest classroom space is the main auditorium
>>> in Wheeler which seats 730. The second largest, Pimentel accommodates
>>> around 500. One might be able to kludge together something larger out
>>> of gymnasium, but as a practical matter 700 is probably about the most
>>> Berkeley can easily manage in a single room.
>>> I know the organizers of the Berkeley Energy Symposium (an annual one
>>> day conference for ~400) so I can put you in touch with them for
>>> -Robert Rohde
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