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In this Newsletter:

1. The New Venue
2. Helping with setting up
3. Video Equipment
4. Laptop Loans
5. Talk timing

1. The New Venue
In case it has skipped your notice, or if you haven't yet been informed the venue for the conference on Saturday has been moved from the Universities Cavendish Campus to the Marylebone Campus:

University of Westminster
Marylebone Campus
35 Marylebone Road

If you could make sure that this information is spread as broadly as possible so that we have no lost speakers/attendees on Saturday I would be most grateful.

2. Helping with setting up
As last year a certain level of preparation is required for the conference, most of which is done on the morning of the event and as in every other year this is done entirely by volunteers. If you are able to be at either Cavendish Square from 8 a.m. or Marylebone from 8.20 a.m. to help with moving sponsorship items/setting up rooms and equipment then your help would be gratefully appreciated.

3. Video Equipment
This year Shadowcat Systems will be videoing all three of the rooms for the conference. If you sit near/in front of this video equipment could you please follow some common sense steps during the presentation:

a. try not to talk too loudly near/in front of the equipment;
b. refrain from touching the equipment unless asked to by the organisers;
c. do not wave large pieces of paper or sponsorship items in front of the lens;
d. don't perform mime during the presentation in front of the lens;
e. if you must do karaoke please do so during the breaks, where song and dance routines will also be appreciated.

If anyone has an extension they can bring on the day (I will need 3) to help with the placing of cameras then that would be great, please respond in this email.

4. Laptop Loans
Two of our presenters have requested a loan of a laptop for their talk on the day. Their requirements are:

1. Any laptop (el Penguin) with any OS to present on, he will make a pdf of his talk if necessary.
2. An Ubuntu install 10.4 if possible with Perl installed and some CPAN modules. This can be a virtual instance running under a different OS if possible.

If any speakers/attendees can help in this then your immediate response is required.

5. Talk timing

In each room there will be three numbered sheets (10 minutes, 5 minutes, 1 minute) if you see these sheets and feel that you wish to help the speaker then could you please time the talk and use them at the appropriate point (last 10/5/1 minute). This will hopefully keep us on schedule. Remember that you are being videoed so don't wave them gleefully in the air. If no one volunteers could the speakers please volunteer someone from their captive audience for the task ;).

As always I would like to thank you all in advance for any/all the cooperation you give and look forward to seeing you all on the day.

Kind regards


-Mark (mdk)

The conference will be held on Saturday 4th December at the University of Westminster's Marylebone Campus. Please visit the website below for more information and don't forget to log in/register for the conference:

Conference Website: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/
Location: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/location.html
Registration Log in: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/main
New User Log in: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/register

For all information, queries, please contact m.keating(at)shadowcat.co.uk.

Last modified: 01/12/10 13:00 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

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