[nycbug-talk] NYCBSDCon 2007 status

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Mon Jul 9 18:14:56 EDT 2007

I am blatantly violating the top-posting rule with this word:



On Mon, 9 Jul 2007, George Rosamond wrote:

> After a few years of massive successes, we have received many on and off
> line queries about the status of NYCBSDCon for 2007.
> As usual, we started working on space for the conference early in the
> spring.  Unfortunately, Columbia University is *not* available this year.
> We have been dealing with multiple locations, with no success.  We were
> confident a month and more back that New York University would be ideal,
> but their fees and restrctions are exceedingly high.  If we were holding
> some $800/a day conference, it would have been fine, but that's not what
> NYCBSDCon is about.  For anyone who's attended, this should be clear.
> Many people have assisted us in this quest for a space. . . particularly
> some NYU people who we had previously not known.
> New York is a difficult place to find inexpensive space, particularly
> after 9/11 and the real estate boom.  Manhattan real estate continues to
> boom and conference space fees do not soften.
> We have one more university that we are waiting on for a response to our
> application. . . We should know the answer by the end of the month.
> However, if that space does *not* work out, we will be postponing
> NYCBSDCon to 2008.  We already to have push the conference further to
> the end of the year.  Any longer would be too long.  We can't even do a
> call for papers until we have a space, so it just wouldn't be plausible
> to have the conference this year.
> And now it comes to *your* role.
> If anyone has any leads to decent conference space that would work for
> NYCBSDCon, please let me know offlist.
> But if we don't find the right space at the decent fees and reasonable
> restrictions, then we'll have to put off the con until next year.
> Thanks. . .
> George
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