[tpm] [YAPC::NA Announce] Newsletter #3 -- Q&A

James E Keenan jkeen at verizon.net
Wed Feb 24 17:47:22 PST 2016

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Subject: [YAPC::NA Announce] Newsletter #3 -- Q&A
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:35:09 -0500
From: YAPC Admin <admin at yapcna.org>
Reply-To: admin at yapcna.org
To: announce at yapcna.org

YAPC::NA::2016 is fast approaching!  There are many questions being 
asked, and I would like to take the time to address a few of them here.
Where is the website?
It did take us a bit longer to get off the ground than expected, but 
I’m happy to announce that the YAPC::NA::2016 website is up and 
running! You can find much of the content you’re looking for at 
http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/ <http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/>.
Where is YAPC::NA::2016 being held?
This year we’re once again staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 
Orlando Downtown.  The address for that is:

DoubleTree By Hilton Orlando Downtown
60 S. Ivanhoe Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32804

Keep in mind, this is the same venue as YAPC::NA::2014

More information can be found at: 
Room availability:

6/17 - 6 rooms
6/18 - 48 rooms
6/19 - 165 rooms
6/20 - 165 rooms
6/21 - 160 rooms
6/22 - 130 rooms
6/23 - 30 rooms
6/24 - 10 rooms

Special conference room rate:  $119.00

To make a reservation:
Reservations can be made online at: 
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14545975 <https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14545975> 
by calling 407-425-4455, dialing Option #1 and giving Group Name:  YAPC 
2016, Code: 16Y

All rooms must be booked by 5/18/16.    No special rates or room 
availability is promised past the deadline.

Parking options:
Self-parking is $17 for overnight, or $12 for the day
Valet is $20 for overnight, or $17 for the day
You may also park on the street, but availability is very limited
What are the ticket prices for YAPC::NA::2016?
The standard ticket rate is $250.  Ticket sales will be cut off with a 
maximum total capacity of 450 people.   We did sell out last year, so we 
recommend buying your ticket early!  The ticket rate increases the 
closer to YAPC we get, so BUY EARLY!  Tickets will be available for 
purchase on March 1st.   The standard ticket rate of $250 only lasts 
until June 4th.

Beginning June 5th, the rate increases to $350.  If ticket sales prior 
to June 5th hit capacity, no additional tickets will be offered. 
WHEN THEY’RE GONE, THEY’RE GONE!  If there are any tickets remaining 
on June 5th, the total capacity may be reduced in addition to the rate 
rising to $350 per ticket.  Please don’t wait to buy your ticket!

Free or discounted passes will be available on a limited basis to the 
following categories of individuals:

Active or retired military

More information regarding these discounts will be available on the 
website on March 1st: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/ 
Will the talks be Live Streamed this year?
This was a difficult decision for us.  We know that many aren’t able 
to attend YAPC::NA but still want to see the talks.  We love being able 
to help serve those members of our community as well as to promote our 
awesome language.  We do not, however, want to do those things to the 
detriment of those who went to great expense to attend the conference in 
person.  So, unlike recent years, we will not be live streaming all 
talks to our YouTube channel.

A selection of talks may be streamed live, but which talks those are 
will not be decided until much closer to the event.  Many of the 
remaining talks will be made available at a later point after the 
conclusion of YAPC, and some talks will not be streamed at all.  The 
best way to enjoy everything YAPC has to offer is really to be in 
Orlando, FL during the week of June 19th.
Can I give a talk at YAPC::NA::2016?
Quite possibly, but you’ll need to hurry!

The YAPC::NA::2016 Call for Speakers 
<http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/news/1390>) was released February 8th, 
with submissions being accepted until March 1st.

To submit a proposal for a talk/presentation, please register your 
proposed title and an abstract to the YAPC::NA site at 
<http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/newtalk>. Submissions are due before 
midnight (23:59 EST) on March 1st 2016. Speakers will be notified by the 
16th of March. If your proposal is accepted you will be expected to 
confirm within 48 hours of your notification that you, in fact, will 
give the talk. If you do not confirm in the given time frame we may, at 
our discretion, assign your slot to another proposal.

The Call for Master Classes (http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/news/1391 
<http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/news/1391>) was released February 10th, 
with submissions being accepted until all, limited, spaces are filled. 
   We expect to announce some of those classes in the first week of March.

Are you an experienced Perl instructor who would like to offer a course 
at YAPC::NA this year in Orlando? We want to offer the Perl community a 
selection of courses and tutorials before and after the conference. 
Master Classes can be a half day (3 hours), full day (6 hours) or 2 days 
in length and will run on Sunday 19th, Thursday 23rd, or Friday 24th of 

Thank you all for your continued patience with this process.  We look 
forward to seeing you in Orlando!

I have more questions!
Send any questions about YAPC to admin at yapcna.org 
<mailto:admin at yapcna.org>.   Somebody on our organizing team will be 
happy to get back to you.

On behalf of the entire YAPC::NA organizing team, we hope you are as 
excited about this event as we are.    We can’t wait to see you in 
Florida this June!

Dan Wright

Lead Organizer, YAPC::NA

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