PHPNW Conference Update

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PHPNW Conference Update

  1. 1. <ul><li>Manchester Central Conference Centre </li></ul><ul><li>22 nd November 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>9.30am Registration </li></ul><ul><li>5.30pm Close </li></ul><ul><li>Evening Social </li></ul><ul><li>http://conference.phpnw.org.uk/phpnw08/ </li></ul>
  2. 2. PHPNW08: The Plan <ul><li>Friday: Pre-conference Speakers dinner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possible social for everyone else or extra meeting of PHPNW: If so, venue, who to organise etc.? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Saturday: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main presentations – hour long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second track – ½ hour long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakout – Demos / Testing area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening Social </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Venue: Manchester Central <ul><li>Former GMex / MICC </li></ul><ul><li>Main area capacity 250 </li></ul><ul><li>Second track capacity 80 </li></ul><ul><li>Break-out / demo area capacity 40 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.manchestercentral.co.uk/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planes, Trains, Automobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to get to, ample parking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotels – plenty in vicinity </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Call for Papers: Speakers <ul><li>Known / high-profile speakers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confirmed Keynote – Derick Rethans – KISS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local talent / speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Important subjects, best practices, topics of interest to PHP developers </li></ul><ul><li>Form to fill in on the website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://conference.phpnw.org.uk/phpnw08/callforpapers/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closes 21/09/2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule announcement ~10 days later </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sponsors <ul><li>Business approval & contributions to Community efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Cover catering, refreshments, A/V, social </li></ul><ul><li>Needed to make excellent event </li></ul><ul><li>Help keep ticket costs reasonable ~£50 </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor pack: [email_address] </li></ul>
  6. 6. http://conference.phpnw.org.uk/

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