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    May Conf Update!

    Right, a few points for you all:

    1. Please ensure that YOU book your hotel (Ibis Preston) the registartion form may give the impression that we would do it for you. We won't. We will refund part of your stay on the day though.

    2. The venue may be changing. To the Woodlands Conference Centre. Its all of an extra 10 meters away from my building as they have very large dedicated conf rooms and facilities as the rooms in my centre are on the small size with no air con.

    3. Speakers and topic to date:

    Tom Newton (Smooth Wall) on current network security issues
    Mark Power (Net-Ctrl) on large wireless installs
    RM - New shiny (tiny HP) laptop
    Me - Server 2008 overview and new features
    Tony Sheppard - School AUPs-Policies (provisional)
    EduGeek admins - big Q&A session-raffle

    4. All goodies are now on order (mugs, hats, bags etc). Should be good.

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    All sounding good there my friend, as for Air Con, I think it must be a must really

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    oo Sounds good, can't wait thanks for the update!

    regards

    James

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    Booked the hotel - got a half term saver, only £46 per night

    See you guys there!

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    Chnage of venue. As our rooms were small and my boss and I were getting concerned about how warm it has become recently so I have shifted it to the Woodlands Conference Centre (same site, different building, better conf facilities). I have booked (for those who have been there before) the Oak room. It is a large (the largest there) purpose built room and has a HUGE projector and screen + air con etc. It will be a lot more comfatable. There is also free wi-fi and a small internet suite in the centre. More info here:

    Woodlands Conference Centre, Chorley :

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    Great, looks good... Very neww


    James

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    I am thinking of coming up by train as it is a three hour drive for me otherwise and Ihave a really packed weekend planned so my question is:

    Is there a train station near to the hotel?

    If so how far away? Walking distance, bus, taxi, areoplane ;-)

    What the name of the station?

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    @ ICT NUT

    The train station local is Preston, and i am sure some nice guy with a car would pick you up if you ask if not i would say a taxi.

    i am going by train aswell B'ham New St - Preston and its cost me 60 pound

    Hope that helps, anyone quote me if i am wrong

    James

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    @Edu-Tech: I am going to be driving up now as I have been able to shuffle some prior arrangments about on Fri and the weekend.

    For those that are going up the night before what time are people planning on getting to the hotel??

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    ok mate no problem, Prob be cheaper than 60 pound

    James

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    We shall be dining out on both nights (Wednesday and Thursday) I'm not sure how much EG can contribute on both nights though. I will collect you all and we shall walk down to the Black Bull (4 min walk) and have a beer before getting a bus into town for the princely sum of £1!

    P.S. Thurday night will be EduGeeks third birthday party (we are 3 on June 5th but it seems an ideal time to have one!)

    That remids me, I must book a coach tomorrow!

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    looks like i will be sitting outside in the under 18s area while you guys go and enjoy urselves having a beer.

    gutted :O

    james

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-Tech View Post
    looks like i will be sitting outside in the under 18s area while you guys go and enjoy urselves having a beer.

    gutted :O

    james
    Why is that? You can get into pubs can't you if you're under 18?

    Is novtech_2008 the same person as Edu-Tech? Confusing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    P.S. Thurday night will be EduGeeks third birthday party (we are 3 on June 5th but it seems an ideal time to have one!)
    It's my birthday a few days before the conference so if I was to go then I would be able to get served legally. Unfortunately I have to work.
    Last edited by Edu-IT; 11th May 2008 at 10:42 PM.

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    Well i could go to the pub.. sit there with my Coke lol, dribbleing all over the table watching everyone else have a nice cold beer lol

    And no NovTech is a friend of mine, lives up the road. He was signed in on my laptop last and i forgot to sign him out so i posted under his name and you cant delete the post's in this thread hehe. owell

    Sorry for the confusion

    James

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    shall walk down to the Black Bull
    Is that the one on Dunkirk Lane? If so i am just staying right close, just near the farm shop.
    Last edited by FN-GM; 11th May 2008 at 11:25 PM.

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