[Linux-aus] LCA bids -- wonderful presentation, but to what purpose?
lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Sat Sep 6 00:00:13 EST 2008
> Another thing that a pro-forma response might help to achieve would be a
> more timely delivery of the proposals, since they would take less work.
> On the other hand, if they would take less work to prepare is there the
> possibility that the groups putting the proposals in wouldn't be up for
> the required work when it comes time to actually run the conference?
Unless a profoma states "Please ensure your presentation is crap so that
everyone may be judged equally" there's no reason why YOU CAN'T PRESENT
IT IN A GOOD PACKAGE.
Unless the bidders CAN'T put in supporting material, there's no reason
why the supporting material can't be swanky and smooth.
Maybe we could ask:
1. TECHNICAL SUBMISSION
- pro forma
- expected to be in certain format, grammatical and well-spelled
2. ARTISTIC / MARKETING SUBMISSION
- please provide at least one example of a REAL promotional BLAH you'd
- provide an artistic/marketing way why you should hold the conference
1. We get the pro form technical submission
2. We get an idea of what artistic/presentational skills the bidders
intend to use
Who knows if this is a good idea? It's probably NOT but I don't see why
a pro forma bid needs to look crap. I don't see why a pro forma bid
needs to stop cities/bidders from doing interesting marketing ploys to
get the conference either.
I do think a guide as to what to address that is NOT the previous years'
(plural year) bids would be useful thing to have even if it were not
pro-forma as such.
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