DebConf 24 Bid for Brest, France

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Possible dates: 2024-06-22 to 2024-07-07 (according to accommodation availability)

Why Brest and the IMT Atlantique venue

The IMT Atlantique campus provides all the facilities in a single place, next to the Brest road-stead. For those who love a morning bath before start hacking, there is a beach at 5 mins walking distance.

Local team

The venue

IMT Atlantique - Brest Campus

Precise details about the conference rooms to be determined. The school has several conference and class rooms, and it is very well equipped regarding this.

Accommodation

The Maisel (House of students) provides the main accommodation facility for IMT Atlantique students. They already said they could provide in 2024 ~ 100 rooms (but we are willing to negotiate more):

ARPEJ du Technopôle is another student room facility, 500 mts from the main venue. There could be some rooms available there, but the exact number will be known in May). We would need to provide sheets and other basic equipment (to be rented).

Food

Student restaurant: http://services.imt-atlantique.fr/rak/. Should be able to provide the three main meals, plus a coffee break. They propose a daily alternative vegetarian menu. No information about menus that take into account allergies or intolerances => Usually this could be leveraged by special high level discussion between CROUS and University.

Costs: Lunch and Dinner: 11.46€. Breakfast should be around 3€

IP Networking

* The school has a very good internet connection. Should be "easy", both in the venue as in the rooms. To be fully confirmed. * Schools relies on RENATER as ISP: https://www.renater.fr/,

Accessibility

The main venue, the main accommodation site, and the restaurant are very well equipped in terms of accessibility for people with reduced mobility. Per special agreement could have special support by regional council/state https://www.tourismebretagne.com/handi-tourisme-en-bretagne/ for instance

Day trip

There are **multiple** options.

It is to note a that Brest 2024, that takes places every four years, would happen some time after the proposed dates.

Conference dinner

To be studied. Maybe get the Capucin Hall https://www.ateliersdescapucins.fr/fr/privatisation

Visa Policy

Same for all Europe. "visa d'affaire" could be allowed by prefecture after some administrative process on the conference side. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_the_Schengen_Area#/media/File:Visa_policy_of_the_Schengen_Area.svg

Cheese & Wine party

Is France. Something more to say? ;-) Other than that, some local breweries could help to have a Cheese&Beer&Wine party.

Getting in

There is public transportation from both the airport and the train station: http://bibus.fr/

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