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Re: Urgent Convention Update!
« Reply #18 on: May 13th, 2008, 12:55pm »
on May 11th, 2008, 6:02am, B14CK5H33P wrote:
|I once again won't be making it this year. |
Why is it in Dallas AGAIN? Can't we ever have one centrally located in the midwest? It would make it easier on some who have a hard time getting to the coastal states.
Carl, there were two bids for this year's convention: Portland, Oregon and Dallas, Texas. The Portland bid was pulled, leaving Dallas. Soooo...Look out Dallas here we come!
When someone in the Midwest submits a serious bid and agrees to do the local legwork necessary to hold a convention, then the Midwest will be considered for a convention.
Want to host a convention?
Since we're on the subject, OUCH's 10th Anniversary is next year. It's well beyond time to start thinking about next year's convention.
If you are interested in hosting a convention, check out the Conventions & Gatherings page on the OUCH website:
There are two documents on this page that will help in making a bid for a convention.
One of the things OUCH looks at when choosing a site is how easy it is for people to get there. Cities with International Hub Airports are the best choice as it is usually easier and cheaper to get there. It also helps with getting quality speakers in for the convention.
The availability of an airport shuttle is another consideration. Taxis are expensive and an airport run from the hotel to the airport and back in a big city could take hour or more depending on where the hotel is and the time of day.
There is more info on the Convention page. Check it out. If you have questions about hosting a convention, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org