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Re: [Debconf-team] Talks and scheduling update

On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 1:13 AM, Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.org> wrote:
> No, of course! We currently "opened" two rooms, both of which will
> be recorded/streamed. I put all of the BoFs in the second room, as I
> was told it's better suited, but it does not mean they are less
> important or that they won't have video team.

To clarify on this:

The first talk room is a concert hall, with stage, forward-facing seats, etc.

The second talk room is a smaller lecture room, with the seats
arranged (fixed) in a circle.  This seems much better suited to

If we need a formally-scheduled third room, we will have to take over
another ground floor room for it -- there is an excellent room
upstairs, but this is not accessible to wheelchairs.  Of course,
groups wanting to hold ad-hoc discussions which happen to only include
participants who can go upstairs could use this, but I think we as
organisers have to assume that any discussion group will potentially
be unable to use this room.

Permanently taking over another ground floor room for
talks/discussions would, however, cause a trade-off -- it would be
preferable to use all the additional space there for hacklabs, to
avoid having most hacklab space upstairs and inaccessible to

(In addition, while we wouldn't schedule events there, I imagine a lot
of groups might want to meet for informal discussions in the outside
seating of the café-bar between the venue and the hotel.)


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