+1 for Montreal
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> I just chatted with a person at McGill (i.e. Amy Buckland), and we
> would be glad to host the event in Montreal. So, you can consider
> Montreal as a viable option in the choices.
> I also know people at U.Montreal and other organizations that could
> and would probably help us with logistics depending on how many
> people plan on attending.
> If you're not convinced about Montreal, go ask Dan Chudnov about poutine.
> Patrick M. Lozeau
> Le 2010-01-20 10:28, Pascal Calarco a crit :
> Here are my personal musings from my perspective as one of those on
> the periphery (Indiana). Thanks for moving this forward!
> Sudbury seems too remote; I vacation near there each summer, and even in April that can be a challenging drive, and is generally expensive to fly into.
> For folks from the Midwest, Montreal is probably too far to be honest. I love Montreal (it is my fave Cdn. city), but I would likely have to fly to get there as that is a two-day drive from Chicagoland where I am roughly. If consensus is Montreal, I know a bunch of people there (McGill, UQAM, U.Montreal), and could put likely folks in touch to find space.
> Ottawa is still doable and Kingston is preferred for me simply because I haven't spent much time there. Ottawa is kind of expensive.
> Toronto has good and bad. Expensive, familiar. But also central, good public transit for getting around and lots of stuff to do. We had a Fedora (linux) Users and Developer's con at York U. back in December and it was great. I could also stay at my sister's place, lowering costs to attend for me at least.
> April and May are going to be really busy for me. After mid-May would be better for me. I can't participate between April 16 - May 16, basically, but I am only one voice. If not this time, I'll probably attend next year!
> - pascal
> Pascal Calarco
> Head, Library Information Systems
> Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame
> University of Notre Dame /
> Michiana Academic Library Consortium
> Notre Dame, IN USA
> Fedora Weekly News editor
> Fedora Ambassador, Indiana, USA
> On 01/20/2010 09:44 AM, David Fiander wrote:
>> So far on the wiki the proposals for the location range from the
>> center of known space to "let's all visit Dan!":
>> - Toronto
>> - Kingston
>> - Ottawa
>> - Sudbury
>> - Montreal
>> Given some of the far-flung people who have expressed interest in the
>> meeting, including some people in Wisconsin (!), it would be
>> interesting to figure out the weighted average travel time required
>> for all of these locations, but I suspect that that would just mean we
>> end up in Toronto, again.
>> I just added Montreal to the list, just because, hey, it's Montreal!
>> But then, we'd have to find somebody at McGill to act as our host.
>> If we're going to be meeting in April/May, then it's probably time to
>> start the discussion about site selection so that when the decision is
>> made, the hosts will have time to make the arrangements and so that
>> people travelling have enough lead time to make cheap travel
>> - David