It’s Maptember! In 2 weeks time people will have started arriving at FOSS4G in preparation for the geohack and the workshops, the team will be in hyper caffeinated panic mode and no doubt the unexpected will have already have happened.
This will be a shortish mail, remember that most of the info you may need will have been in one of the previous mailings which are all available on the Delegate Information section of the web site
Have you thought how you are going to get from the airport/station/motorway to the EMCC? There’s a map here and travel information here
This is the last check that you have booked your accommodation? Your conference pass does NOT include accommodation, there are still a few budget and hotel rooms available if you get to the registration system quickly (you can add them to your registration)
It is not compulsory but it would be very nice if everyone wears a Robin Hood Hat for the opening plenary. Imagine 800 Robin Hoods If you are coming to the Ice Breaker you will have the chance to engage in a thrilling make your own Robin Hood Hat activity with all materials supplied. If not and without in any way endorsing them you can buy a cheap hat in the UK or the US and no doubt many of you will want to demonstrate your ingenuity and creativity in other ways.
Remember that you have a free night on the Friday night, you can sign up for the visit to the greyhound racing by phoning +44/0 (115) 910 33 33 for a reminder of the details see http://2013.foss4g.org/delegate-news-68/. We will also be posting a list of bars and restaurants that you may want to visit (we will not be making any bookings though)
There are a handful of places left for the Ice Breaker on Wednesday night and also a few places left for the closing party on Saturday night, you can sign up through the registration pages.
If you are travelling from outside of the UK, don’t forget that we use £ not € or $. Also remember that you will need a UK plug adapter
I will try to get one more mail to you before the conference starts.
It’s both scary and exciting for us, hopefully it’s just exciting for you. See you in Nottingham in 2 weeks time
On behalf of the FOSS4G Organising Team