Subject: Re: [boost] BoostCon 2011 Dates and Hotel Discount (this week only!)
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-19 12:30:58
At Wed, 19 May 2010 09:44:47 -0500,
Rene Rivera wrote:
> On 5/18/2010 7:12 PM, David Abrahams wrote:
> > At Tue, 18 May 2010 16:57:02 -0500,
> > Rene Rivera wrote:
> >> On 5/18/2010 4:50 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> >>> On 05/18/2010 05:35 PM, Nelson, Erik - 2 wrote:
> >>>> Anyway, I'm just curious what people think about Aspen or
> >>>> alternatives for a BoostCon venue.
> >>> I agree with you. Even if the venue is very nice, it's also very
> >>> inconvenient, at least for many of us.
> >> Same here.. And I've volunteered my time to do the on-the-ground work if
> >> the conference moved to the Chicago area in the past (after the first
> >> year we organized the conference).
> > Every year at BoostCon we discuss this. I don't think there's enough
> > interestâamong those that actually show upâin exploring other
> > locations to make alternatives practical.
> Calling you out on this.. That makes for a biased assessment because the
> people that would most likely want to have it some place other than
> Aspen are likely not to show up at Aspen.
Oh, I'm well aware.
> Even if I've wanted to, I haven't been able to attend because of
> financial constraints. And if it where half the cost, I would almost
> certainly attend. And I suspect many others would too. And hence we
> might see more than a doubling of attendance.
Yep, and it would be a totally different conference. Among those who
attended this year, there was little interest in going out of our way
to grow the conference --- everybody liked the intimate atmosphere.
> > I know I'm not much
> > interested in holding BoostCon anywhere in the US other than Aspen,
> > because
> > 1. atmosphere counts, and the conference just wouldn't be the same
> > anywhere else.
> Which assumes you can't get a similar atmosphere some place else. Note I
> don't consider the scenery the same as the atmosphere ;-)
It's not; it's just one component.
> > 2. at this point, BoostCon pretty much goes off without a hitch and
> > I don't want to figure out how to do it again in different
> > circumstances.
> That is certainly a big factor in staying at Aspen.
> > â¦but if Boost develops a consensus to hold it elsewhere, I certainly
> > won't do anything to stand in the way.
> OK, perhaps a poll is in order at this point. I'll set one up for people
> to fill out.. Do people have suggestions as to good places to consider
> for holding some future BoostCon at? My shorts list is:
> * New York
New York isn't exactly a cheap place to do anything, is it?
> * New Jersey
> * Toronto
> * Chicago
May as well add Boston.
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