Conference Attendance in 2011

I need to decide which conferences I will attend this year.  At the minute I am only certain about two – YAPC::NA in Asheville and YAPC::EU in Riga.

I am considering attending OSCON, mainly to help out with TPF‘s booth, but there are three weeks between it and YAPC::NA.  I don’t know if I want to stay in America for those three weeks as doing that will mean being away from home for about 6 weeks in total.  YAPC::EU is two weeks after OSCON so it would make sense to travel from America to Europe, if I attend OSCON.  But that would mean being away from home for nearly 10 weeks.  That will be very expensive and very tiring.  The thought of flying to and from Japan for all three conferences is also fairly horrifying.

The OSCON call for papers closes soon but for someone who talks so much I can’t think of anything worth saying.

I imagine that I will attend YAPC::Asia.  Even if it isn’t held in Tokyo it’s going to be closer to me that the American or European conferences.  I’d also like to attend OSDC in Australia, but I’ll make a decision on that once the dates have been announced.

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