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DrupalCon 2011

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Hi Everybody,

First up, we, the European DrupalCon Selection Taskforce, apologize for the delay and lack of communication.

Consider this account of what has happened and what we discussed about, an attempt to improve the process, that we have started for the very first time.

The Drupal Association changed the way that DrupalCon planning is done. In September, the European Regional DrupalCon Organizers formed and developed a set of guidelines and scorecards for managing location nominations. At the beginning of December, the Board of Directors approved the proposal to have this year's DrupalCon in Copenhagen.

After much deliberation and consideration, including valuable counsel from professional events organizers and both the German and the UK team, the Location Selection Taskforce would like to recommend London for the 2011 DrupalCon. This means that we will now work with the London team to present the current proposal to the Board of Directors at an upcoming meeting for ratification. Kristof will be in direct contact with the London team.

And what happens to the Berlin team? We know, that we haven't mentioned 2012 in the process at all, but here is what we would like to introduce. We would like to keep the candidature of the German team for 2012, as they made a compelling case for holding DrupalCon in Germany.
We want to take the next step in transitioning the way DrupalCon's are organized and move further away from the Olympics model with competing teams towards a pan-European organizing group. Since DrupalCon will grow in the next 2 years, we would like to review with the German team and Blue Projects what city and what venue would be our best choice for the conference.

Everybody involved has been very patient and understanding as we've changed the process by which DrupalCons are planned. It wasn't without problems, but we think we're having success in building teams, planning further out into the future, and bringing DrupalCon to great locations in Europe. Thank you so much for your ongoing help.

We would like to congratulate the UK and the German team, and thank everyone who worked on and submitted nominations for DrupalCon in 2010 and 2011. We were lucky enough to have 3 great candidate teams (Copenhagen, Berlin, London), these are great prospects for DrupalCon.

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