Subsidy requests for FUDCon: Blacksburg are now OPEN!

In case you haven’t heard, the 2012 North American FUDCon will be held in Blacksburg, Virginia, on the campus of Virginia Tech.  If you are planning on attending, it’s never too early to pre-register, and to start thinking about your travel plans. FUDCon: Blacksburg will take place January 13-15, 2012.

I’m happy to announce that we are officially accepting subsidy requests for travel to Blacksburg. If you are requesting a subsidy, we just have a few steps that we ask you to follow:

  1. Register on the FUDCon: Blacksburg wiki page in the pre-registration area.
  2. Put an X in the $$$ column in the pre-registration.
  3. Create a funding request ticket in the FUDCon planning trac.

General information about being sponsored for an event can be seen here.

Requests are processed in a first-come, first-served manner, though generally prioritization is giving to local travel over international travel first.  Requests will be reviewed by fellow Fedora community members at FUDCon subsidy request meetings over the next few weeks.

The first subsidy meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 9th.  The time and IRC channel will be announced as we approach that day.

As always, participation both in planning as well as subsidy granting is ALWAYS welcome.  Actually, let me rephrase that to be a bit more blunt:

THE BEST FUDCONS HAPPEN WITH THE HELP OF THE COMMUNITY.  FUDCon organization is a huge undertaking; the more people we have helping with organization and Getting Things Done, the better off we all are.  This includes helping out with granting subsidies, making decisions about food, shirts or swag, working on coordinating travel, figuring out how much soda to buy, creating badges and booklets – I can assure you, after working on FUDCon:Tempe last year, that the list is very long, but full of things that you, YES YOU, can help out with. Your help is welcomed! So please – by all means, if you have the time, consider giving a bit of your time to making this FUDCon be another great success.

Please join us on the fudcon-planning mailing list for information about meetings, as well as for general FUDCon updates, and see the “meetings” section of the FUDCon:Blacksburg wiki page for information about meeting times.

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