It's very nice to hear some positive feedback from the community, will try and reply to all the constructive criticism, suggestions and feedback every day.
There has been some mention of of not bundling the hotel in with the conference package. We have taken this onboard and at this stage we will be offering this to Czech Residents only.
There are some reasons behind this due to logistics in regards to distribution of welcome packs, possibility of moving the conference location to cater for larger numbers and revenue needed to
make the conference work.
Putting on a great conference is first priority we will then try and please as many people as possible.
Mitch is doing things the right way and I'm impressed with how he and his team are going about it this - completely professionally and above board. None of the crazy antics and over blown hype here, these guys know what they are doing. If I can get away for that weekend, I will most certainly be there.
THIS is the conference that will actually have some groundbreaking announcements and real work being done to better our community and the acceptance of BTC in the mainstream.
Thanks for the feedback BlockHash, If anyone has a groundbreaking announcement please get in touch.
I've had some discussion about things in the works and I'm sure there will be a lot to showcase in November.
Here's a suggestion for the conference. Find Bitcoin detractors and let them debate the issues with members of the Bitcoin community. Find an economist who thinks Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme, give him a platform to expose his ideas, then have him debate them in the open with someone from the Bitcoin camp. Find a tech guy who thinks he may have detected a problem with the code and let him debate Gavin or Jeff. Find someone who believes the current monetary system is just fine, and that centralisation is crucial to a currency... you get the gist.
We need to open this discussion a bit. The rest of the world sees Bitcoin as a hobby, largely because the Bitcoin community is closed and has a definite proselytising slant to it. A sophisticated, high level argument will only benefit us in the end.
We like this idea a lot, if anyone wants to suggest likely candidates for us to get in touch with please do.
I, aka Bitcoil, will be attending the event as a sponsor.
They NYC conference was very interesting, but we need a much better organized conference. I'm confident in Mitchell's ability to run this professionally and successfully.
Mitchell, there should be an official attendance list to which people can optionally add their real name and/or forum/IRC nickname. It should also be possible for people who haven't yet paid to be able to add themselves with an "unconfirmed" status. In addition to a list of names, the total number of people, including those who wished not to reveal their identity, should be displayed.
Hi Meni, will add this to our to do list.
Thanks for the feedback.
Great idea! Will try to attend if possible. Could even consider to present something about my mining experiences, if there is any interest. Not that I am big on public speaking, but hey, there is always the first time.
Submissions are open for talks, please email or PM
Here is our policy:
We are looking for new technologies, concepts in bitcoin that the community and those outside will find interesting. We are going to stay away from advertisements, or people just discussing their business in the talks section. If you have something that you think fits this format please submit your idea for a talk.
But getting back on topic:
I suggest, if it hasn't been already.
- Video the event, or the major talks. Live streaming and for video to be viewed later.
- Check your equipment and have backups, especially the sound equipment.
- Have one or more microphones in the audience so we can hear the questions and not just the answers.
Thanks for the suggestions, first 2 points are a given, the 3rd is added to our suggestions list.
But, the price... the organizers will accept payment in Bitcoin, right?
I did email Mitch. It is important for the bitcoin economy to have all payments made in bitcoins for this event. If not now, when??
An attendee goes on the exchange and buys bitcoins. Those get paid to the conference, the conference sells them back into circulation on the exchange, for the next person to buy them. The conference then has Euros to pay the hotel and the necessary expenses.
If you've been waiting for more trading volume in BTC/EUR, this is your chance to make it happen!
PM coming soon, we will be accepting bitcoin as payment.
If anyone has suggestions on the conference we are very flexible this early on. As we move further down the track we will not be able to take on as many suggestions so if you have something to add please get in early.