May 4-6 is the Libre Graphics Meeting in Montreal. Mark it on your
We hope to gather a huge number of Inkscape developers and users
to talk face to face about Inkscape, new features, ideas, and so on.
It would be useful to know who all will be there. Can you email me
off-list if you are thinking about attending? (Sponsorship will be
available, so if cost is an issue let me know.)
On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 06:30:41PM -0500, Louis Desjardins wrote:
Dear Inkscape team!
I'd like to post a few info here for the benefits of all travellers to LGM.
1. I know the website of LGM is outdated. I expect things to be
straightened up in the coming days. :)
2. Meanwhile, the Create wiki has been updated :
3. Visa. Please review the VISA info as it might apply to some of you
when travelling to Canada.
4. Rooms. We have dealt a LGM special price on rooms at the Student
Residences of the uni hosting the LGM. All info is on the wiki. What has
guided me is to allow LGM participants and especially the devel teams to
be together most of the time (remember we only have 3 days), have
internet access and enough room to organize meetings. All that into a
calm environment. The residences are on the site of the LGM at less than
5 minutes from the main auditorium. Arrival date : May 3 (Conference
starts on May 4). We may be able to arrange things if you want to arrive
earlier. Please let me know.
And we also want to avoid getting people lost in the city (Montreal is a
North American city, quite extended...) and taking up most of their time
getting from their hotel to the LGM site and back. I have made a
reservation on 50 Single rooms + 5 Cosy Suites (with large bed) and
there are lots more room there if needed. On each other floor of the
residence people have access to a Salon that can hold a good 10 to 12
people meeting and we also have access to another 3 large rooms for
meetings with more than 20 persons at a time.
5. Sponsorship. I am deeply concerned by sponsorship. We have to be able
to help people get to the LGM. So far, I am still waiting on
confirmation but sponsors have shown clear interest in helping us again
this year. It's a matter of time until we know for sure the exact amount
we going to get from the sponsors. Please stay tuned. I will post the
info as soon as I have something to say.
6. LGM speakers. I would appreciate that people interested in making a
talk at LGM show up on the Create wiki. Some people have contacted me
early by e-mail. Please fill the wiki as well. This is the only sure way
to help me put the schedule together. Also, if you know someone that
would be a good speaker, don't hesitate to propose his/her name. And
don't forget the subject suggestions as well.
7. LGM Brochure (see wiki for details) : we'd like to have each project
described. Cédric Gemy should be able to take care of Inkscape's
description and maybe more. At the same time, if anyone on this list has
images created with Inkscape that we could use to show what the program
can do, please contact me off list. We don't need that many images but
since we're distributed in the graphic designers magazine, the higher
the level the better the effect, imo.
8. If anyone has a question or comment or suggestion, please don't
hesitate to get back to me.
Hope to see you again at LGM2 and of course meet new people!
LGM 2007 organizer
T 514 934 1353
F 514 934 3698