XDC2014: Bordeaux, France
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The 2014 X.Org Developer's Conference (XDC2014) is to be held from October 8th through 10th, 2014 in Bordeaux, France.
We will gather at the Connemara, 14-18 cours d'Albret, Bordeaux (Google maps) starting from 6pm! Please come over!
There are two ways to submit a presentation for this event:
- There is a Call for Papers. The deadline for submission is September, 10, 2014.
- For more informal presentations you may add your talk to the program page. The deadline for submission here is October 6, 2014.
The program is available here.
The conference is entirely free of charges. If you want to attend XDC2014 please add your name to the attendees page. Additionally please subscribe to the X.org events mailing list where we may post updates.
If you cannot add yourself, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following object/title "XDC2014: Add attendee $name $surname.
I would recommend staying down-town and not close to the university because the trams stop at around 12pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 1am from Thursday to Saturday. You can take a tram in the morning to go to the university and another one to come back to the town center after the conference.
Here is the list of recommended hotels.
Bordeaux is connected to major cities via train. You can buy train tickets in advance on the national train company.
The prefered train station of arrival would be the Gare Saint-Jean.
I would recommend taking the city bus that will take you to a convenient tram station (Quinconces, end of the line).
I would recommend buying the 7-days pass from TBC that will allow you to take any bus or tram before, during and after the conference. It's price is 11.30€ and can be purchased at any tram station or at the airport. There is a tram station next to the train station in case you arrive by train.
Once down-town, everything is close-by and accessible by foot.
If you are not on a corporate budget but have something to present, please contact the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors email@example.com for travel sponsorship.
The currency is Euro (EUR), language is French. Hotel and restaurant staff should speak some English, since Bordeaux is a tourist town. Some restaurants have English menus available.
Major credit cards (AMEX, Visa and MasterCard) are accepted at most hotels and restaurants. Some pubs may require cash for small payments.
If you have any questions regarding the event please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organizers want to thank:
- The LaBRI/University of Bordeaux for hosting this conference, free of charges.
- The Debian Video Team for loaning us equipment to record the talks.