[AmsterdamX-pm] [Venue] AmsterdamX.pm Wants to Organize YAPC::EU 2015

Steffen Mueller smueller at cpan.org
Thu Jul 3 04:10:18 PDT 2014

Hi Anton, all,

On 06/30/2014 05:03 PM, Anton Berezin wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 11:52:50AM +0100, Anton Berezin wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 05:46:36PM +0100, Steffen Mueller wrote:
>>> on behalf of the AmsterdamX Perl Mongers group, I am very proud to
>>> announce that we intend to organize YAPC::EU 2015.
>> This is to let you know that we have received your letter of intent.
> Remember that the deadline for submitting your proposal to host YAPC::Europe
> 2015, the 7th of July 2014, is in one week.

Thanks for the reminder. We've been very busy in the past weeks.

Alas, there will be no proposal for hosting YAPC in Amsterdam in 2015.

As you can imagine, hosting YAPC in Amsterdam is expensive. Amsterdam is 
not only a major tourist destination, but also in the top-5 of the 
world's convention location. We (particularly Theo and Giel) have done a 
lot of legwork to find an affordable and awesome venue. Our early hope 
laid with the universities, which were slow to respond and ultimately 
less than helpful. The end result is that we have a lot of good leads on 
awesome venues, but we simply ran out of time. We could manage to offer 
in time a lackluster proposal now, but instead, we'd rather withdraw 
(knowing that there are other excellent proposals to fall back on) and 
get a very long head-start to have an amazing proposal for the 2016 bid 
that will drop jaws.

Apologies for backing out. Do look forward to our proposal for next year!

Best regards,
Theo, Steffen, Sawyer, Philippe, Nick, Marco, Giel, and Abigail

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