Re: [spox] Accommodation during conference
- From: Stefan Merten <smerten oekonux.de>
- Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2009 14:27:19 +0100
Last week (12 days ago) Stefan Merten wrote:
I'm trying to organize accommodation at the moment. I'll try to
organize accommodation for all speakers so you don't have the hassle
with booking and the like.
first of all: Thanks for your cooperation by responding in time.
Though conference organization is a lot of work it turns into fun if
people cooperate like this :-) .
I think we have three categories of speakers:
I'm happy with some place on the floor and would not mind a room
with multiple persons.
I need more comfort and would like to have a single room.
I suggested a couple of options for hotels but finally reduced it to:
* Etap Hotel Manchester
A standard Etap Hotel. Prices start at 32GBP.
They are selling rooms instead of for persons and so for those with
category simple I reserved a room with double occupancy. In the end
this was even cheaper than the Youth Hostel. The Gardens Hotel is
fully booked on that weekend BTW.
Here is what I just booked:
* From Thursday, March 26th - Tuesday, March 31st:
* 1 room for double occupancy (Mathieu O'Neil, Diego Saravia).
@Mathieu: This means that accomodation-wise it doesn't matter
whether you arrive in Manchester on Thursday or on Friday. In fact
it would probably be nice if you arrive on Thursday already.
* From Thursday, March 26th - Sunday, March 29th:
* 2 rooms for single occupancy (Stefan Merten, Michel Bauwens)
* From Friday, March 27th - Sunday, March 29th:
* 1 room for double occupancy (Johan Söderberg, Raoul Victor)
* 2 rooms for single occupancy (Franz Nahrada, Herbert Hrachovec)
@Franz: If you decide to stay until Monday we need to extend the
I'm also going to recommend the Etap hotel for normal conference
participants so this will be a nice place to meet for all in the
mornings and evenings :-) .
In addition Yuwei managed to get 4 private beds in her neighborhood.
Yuwei already invited
* Tatiana Bazzichelli
* Christina Haralanova
In addition at the moment I'd send
* Jacco Lammers
* Christian Siefkes
The CouchSurfing initiative so far also resulted in two offers -
though I have to check this out finally. At the moment I'd send
* Smári McCarthy
* Marcin Jakubowski
BTW: I used two criteria for deciding who to send to private
accommodation: Needs only two nights and needs refunding.
All other speakers either said they care for accomodation themselves
or didn't contact me meaning the same.
I hope this is ok with you.