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DebConf9 reconfirmation period started ; ends 7 June


We are now starting the reconfirmation period for DebConf9. The
reconfirmation period ends on Sunday 7 June.  If you don't reconfirm
your attendance before the deadline, you won't be counted for food,
lodging, t-shirts, proceedings, etc.  Also, you won't be eligible for
food or lodging sponsorship.

If you have registered as a Professional or Corporate attendee, we
also ask you to please make the corresponding payment during this
period.  Due to the difficult financial conditions, we encourage all
attendees make a donation towards the costs of DebConf, if possible.
See below.


To reconfirm, you need to login into your pentabarf account [1], and
tick the "Reconfirm Attendance" box. You also need to fill in the
dates that you will be present at the conference.  If you haven't
already - please also look through all other options and fill in those
you missed earlier, or correct the data if your plans have changed.
(For our records, please remember to fill out your country.)

[1]: https://penta.debconf.org/penta/submission/dc9/person

You must have arrival and departure dates filled in, or you won't be
counted.  Please tell us the times you expect to arrive at *Cáceres*,
and when you plan to leave the conference.  If you want to arrange
group travel to/from the conference, use [2] but please still fill in
your final Cáceres arrival times in pentabarf so we know when to
expect you, and when to have rooms ready for those staying in the
sponsored accommodation.

[2]: http://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/Debconf9/Travel/TrainBooking

Please, *PLEASE*, do not reconfirm your attendance unless you know for
sure that you are coming to DebConf9.  If you reconfirm but then don't
come, this will be counted against you for the next DebConf's
sponsorship decisions.  Of course, if you reconfirm and end up not
being able to come, cancelling sooner is better than not telling us.

If you are waiting to know if you'll be granted travel sponsorship or
not, then please wait until you know for sure that you are coming
before reconfirming.  If the deadline comes and you still don't know
because of this, please send us a mail and let us know.

Room preferences

We have added a new box, called "Room preference" which will allow you
to enter whom you would like to share a room with or you would like to
be near.  Even if you don't have any particular preferences, please
state if you smoke/don't smoke, snore/don't snore, etc. Most of the
rooms will be for 2-4 people.

At present we will only have a very limited number of single rooms
that will be available.  We will give preference to those with special
needs and Corporate/Professional attendees. Please also indicate any
preference in this regard in the "Room preference" field.

Attendance fee and donations

If you are attending as a Professional or Corporate attendee, or are
attending DebCamp without a specific workplan, we ask you to please
pay your attendance fee before Sunday 7 June.

We also encourage anyone who wants to help make DebConf a success to
make a donation towards the costs of the conference.  This will be
very helpful this year.  You can choose to register as a Professional,
or pay some amount as a separate donation.

You can make payments in EUR (through FFIS) by bank transfer or USD
(through SPI) using a credit card [3].  There are also other payment
options available.  Be sure to select the right category for the
payment (attendance fee or donation).

[3]: http://debconf9.debconf.org/payments.xhtml

The Corporate attendance fee is EUR 1000 per week. The Professional
attendance fee is EUR 300 per week.  Conversions to USD are given on
the payment page.  Please contact sponsors@debconf.org if you have any

If you are coming to DebCamp as an Independent without a specific work
plan, then we ask you to please pay for your food and lodging by
paying EUR 300 for that week.

If you have any doubts regarding how much you need to pay, please mail

Richard Darst
On Behalf of the DebConf Team

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