General Chat Thread, Conference Venue for the South/South West in General; At the Microsoft/Edugeek meeting in Reading yesterday, we were talking about having a conference somewhere further south to widen the ...
25th February 2011, 05:31 PM #1
Conference Venue for the South/South West
At the Microsoft/Edugeek meeting in Reading yesterday, we were talking about having a conference somewhere further south to widen the attendance. What does everyone think? I am keen to hear from those who WOULD come if it was to be in, say, Bristol.
We were thinking that those from the South West, and points along the M4 and M5 might find it fairly easy to get to.
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25th February 2011, 05:33 PM #2
Or come to sunny Portsmouth (looks outside and scowls...)
On a serious note my place (not advertising!) has a great conference centre that would be perfect for such an event if needed.
25th February 2011, 07:31 PM #3
Yes, but too far south I think - but we will see!
25th February 2011, 07:40 PM #4
I cannot help on the Venue aspect of things as i don't live down south, but i do agree as stated yesterday that it would be nice to get some more of the south edugeekers involved and also meet some more new faces! so i'm up for it.. i'll travel anywhere :P
25th February 2011, 07:53 PM #5
Good call @Witch. Well remembered :-) Knew I wouldnt get to do it with the travel today!
25th February 2011, 08:19 PM #6
Might have to bump it on Monday though so that people see it and actually answer
25th February 2011, 08:28 PM #7
Why not a midlands venue?
25th February 2011, 08:46 PM #8
Midlands being on the mainline to both the Preston and wherever southwest wards event. We are trying to accomodate those who are usually stopped by the high travel costs. For eg, its £80 best travel to london, and then has to involve two nights @ min £50 pn. At least by placing the meets in locations which are on main routes within day travel for those who cant get the funds for overnight should increase the member meets abilities
Originally Posted by plexer
25th February 2011, 09:50 PM #9
We have had Midlands stuff before, but they were small due to the nature of EG at the time, relying purely on the good nature of speakers / venue / sponsors, etc. I do think it is time for another on in the Midands, but South / South West deserve theirs first.
I am happy with Bristol or Exeter ... it would be a 3 day thing for me anyway but I would definitely come.
Thanks to GrumbleDook from:
TheScarfedOne (25th February 2011)
25th February 2011, 10:01 PM #10
Just come to Birmingham! lol
25th February 2011, 10:04 PM #11
Is that an open invite :-p, will bear in mind when Im dropping past next. Suppliers in Stoke to visit, and parents in Derby
Originally Posted by Little-Miss
25th February 2011, 10:16 PM #12
I do agree that one in the Midlands would be good for you up there but as he said, it costs a lot for us to get up that far. By all means start your own poll about the Midlands but this is a serious attempt to try and find out where would be a good place for us 'down-ere' to meet. (and Brum to Bristol isn't difficult)
25th February 2011, 10:30 PM #13
I'd go to a South or SW event if one were organised.
Being further SW than most Exeter would be great for me, but Bristol would be great too.
25th February 2011, 11:18 PM #14
Brizzle's not too far for me, but it does mean crossing the Severn again!
25th February 2011, 11:27 PM #15
Where ever you think, needs good and simple train links, us northern folk tend to come down via train for these things so easy links from the north IE Preston and / or Leeds are good
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