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Core Team Planning Meeting Notes from November

June may seem so very far away, but we’re already well into planning the next event. We’ve had a few core team meetings recently, and here’s a rundown of things we’ve discussed. As always, if you have any questions, or want to get involved, let us know at info@opensourcebridge.org.

Who is the 2012 Core Planning Team?

The conference core planning team remains largely intact from last year’s event, and we’re adding a few more awesome people to this year’s team to make things even better. We’ll be updating the About Us page on the website soon and if you’re curious as to who we all are, you can check things out there.

Volunteer Outreach

We may not say it often enough, but we love our volunteers. Open Source Bridge could not happen without all of you. We’re planning a volunteer appreciation event at the moment, and will have a separate announcement out about that soon. We’re also looking at more ways to involve volunteers in pre-event planning and organization. And we’re looking at new volunteer management tools to make everything go even smoother this year.

Conference Content

We will be opening up our Call For Proposals in January. Many things will be the same as they’ve been in previous years, but we’re looking at additional topics that we’d like to encourage with this year’s CFP. If there are specific things you’d like to see at Open Source Bridge, please let us know.

Fundraising

We will have a sponsorship prospectus out soon, and are always looking for contributors to help finance Open Source Bridge. Stumptown Syndicate, the Oregon nonprofit behind the event, is also working toward 501(c)3 status and it may change how we handle sponsorship slightly.

Registration

You likely saw our latest reminder about tickets for Open Source Bridge. The $195 ticket price is only available through December 31st. After that, prices go up to $225 (full ticket price being $300).

Thanks for being a part of the Open Source Bridge community. We hope you’re looking forward to the 2012 event as much as we are!

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