[pp.int.general] PPI GA 2013 - Call for Hosts

Gregory Engels gregory.engels at pp-international.net
Tue Dec 4 19:03:52 CET 2012

Ahoy Pirates - we are looking for a port to dock to for our next big assembly!

Call for Hosts

Pirate Parties International is looking for a host of its next General Assembly!

Pirate Parties International calls for offers to host our next annual PPI conference and General Assembly. According to the statutes of the PPI, the General Assembly of the PPI meets once a year. That means the next PPI conference will be held in 2013.

Next main PPI GA - (Spring 2013)

Pirate Parties International calls for offers to host the next annual PPI conference and General Assembly. We are looking for a location with local volunteers who have an eye for detail and are able to organise and host our main international event.

The PPI Conference is a great event to host as it is the main gathering of the international Pirate Movement. Hosting it will create marvellous results; it will give the host country visibility far beyond your internal PPI activities and will make a real impact on your local Pirate community.

A brief overview of the requirements is given below.

The PPI Conference is a two and a half day event, held over the course of a weekend. In 2012, we had a total of around 250 attendees including press. Depending on the geographic location, this year we expect an increase of about 15% as newly admitted Members and new Membership Applicants are entitled to send in a delegation of up to 6 representatives. Currently, the maximum number of official delegates is 276 (29 ordinary members, 6 observer members and, as of the moment of writing, 11 membership applicants) but this is not a final figure and still has the potential to go up.  Should the Parties to the GA not use their full contingent of delegation spaces, additional participants from the general public will be admitted to fill the space.

The Program of Conference is usually structured as follows:

Friday is used for travel, arrival and the pre-registration of most attendees. During the day, smaller topical pre-meetings happen, some in an ad hoc arrangement and some more formally. Friday evening is the welcome party and social event, usually held in an off-site restaurant or other location. Saturday and Sunday the actual Conference and General Assembly is held. 

The statutes require the Pirate Parties International to have a General Assembly once a year and we traditionally aim to hold it in March or April, but you are free to offer alternative dates which we will consider.

The proposal should include:
- Details of the conference venue (infrastructure, facilities, Internet connectivity, on-site catering etc.)
- A reasonably detailed budget
- Information about local community support; core team members, potential local industry and government support (if possible)
- Lodging options and overview of airports, railway stations, public transport options etc.

Applications must be sent to the board of PPI at board (at) pp (dash) international (dot) net 

You can find a list of requirements for your offer and more information on the conference on our wiki page http://wiki.pp-international.net/GA-2012_Call_for_Hosts

04.12.2012 - publishing the call for offers
25.12.2012- deadline for applications 
03.01.2013 - mumble conference with all offers./public offer opening. 
08.01:2013 - announce winners. 

sincerely yours, 

Gregory Engels
Pirate Parties International

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