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  1. Richard
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    “Alabama” was the missing word in the post title!

    Richard of Birmingham, UK.

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  2. синип
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    With all those breakthrough Delta infections, will vaccinated need to test too? ;-) Asking for a friend…

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  3. Miroslav Glavić
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    $50 for a two day event, I thought the average was $20 per day.

    Anyways…not that I would attend even without Panda. As I live in Canada.
    There should be an e-ticket/stream/live option for WordCamps.

    I always wanted to attend WordCamps as part of my vacation or business trip. If I was going to Miami, I could stop for a weekend or couple of days at Birmingham and attend WordCamp.

    If I was travelling to Zagreb or Dubrovnik in Croatia…I could attend WordCamps in Portugal, Spain, England, etc…on my way to Croatia.

    I had those plans then Panda came.

    That cancellation policy/agreement within 7 days thing…could that make the cost of the rooms/building/hall/etc…make things cost more for future WordCamps (not just Birmingham), thus ticket prices go higher?

    It would of been nice if Birmingham would of had a stream/live/e-ticket option.

    Yes I know streaming costs money.

    What I do like is:

    Attendees should only participate if:

    You are fully vaccinated
    OR recently tested negative,
    OR recently recovered (in the last 3 month)

    WordCamp Organizers will not ask for proof or documentation of the above. We will be monitoring local health guidelines and will communicate any expectations with attendees in January.

    What is the point of putting any restrictions/requests/limitations if you are not going to enforce it. I think USA is still the highest country in the world for Panda.

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    • Nathan Ingram
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      Miroslav, a few points to your comment…

      First, per WordCamp Central’s guidelines, WordCamps (at least in the US) can charge $25 per day. That has been the standard for a couple of years now.

      Second, the standards for attendees regarding COVID status were also provided by WordCamp Central after much discussion within the community. As organizers, we are simply sharing those expectations with attendees.

      Third, we are a small team of volunteer organizers here in Birmingham. While streaming would be nice, we’re doing our best to handle all the details to have a great love event. We currently don’t have the volunteer hours to coordinate streaming. Our efforts at this point are on fundraising, venue logistics, speakers, sponsors, food, and hopefully designing a cool t-shirt 🙂

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      • Nathan Ingram
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        LIVE event. A great LIVE event. Although a love event might increase ticket sales 🤷‍♂️

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      • Miroslav Glavic
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        Nathan, a few points to your comment…

        1) I know you are all volunteers, I helped in a few WordCamps a few years ago for some years. I understand and appreciate the efforts volunteers do. If I could, I’d fly to Birmingham with a giant thank you card for all of you. Though I don’t know if there are direct flights from Toronto, I might have to fly to Heathrow or Gatwick then take a train or two to Birmingham.

        2) My comment about streaming was for all WordCamps, not just Birmingham. It’s 2021, there should be streaming at technology based events/conferences. I personally hate it that it’s taking the back seat at most WordCamps.

        3) I have no problem spending $25 USD or equivalent in GBP, EUR, HRK, PEN, etc…as long as I get a quality event. By the way I am in Canada, not US.

        You know, I had plans to travel around the world for different technology events, including WordCamps but Panda came around.

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  4. Otto
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    YAY! I’ll make plans to be there.

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  5. Javier Casares
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    Did you know about WordCamp Sevilla (2021-12-11) in Spain? That will be In-Person.

    https://sevilla.wordcamp.org/2021/

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  6. Nilo Velez
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    WordCamp Sevilla is live!https://sevilla.wordcamp.org/2021/

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