18-20 October 2017,
Dates and Local are already set, as soon as the bid is approved we can open the call for papers and start planning on buying tickets, this way, we get early cheap tickets and bring even more people!
Local Team :
Juan Carlos Yjlin
Itamar Reis Peixoto
Brief Description of City:
Foz do Iguaçu, a city in the Brazilian state of Paraná, is the main base for visiting famed Iguaçu Falls, one of the world's largest waterfalls. Stretching for 2.7km, and straddling the border with Argentina, the falls comprise hundreds of cascades, including the 80m-tall Devil’s Throat. Drenching rides on rubber boats are a popular way to take in the thundering spectacle. Weather: 28°C, Wind NE at 14 km/h, 65% Humidity (Source: Wikipedia)
FUDCon Inside Latinoware Advantages
Silvio is one of the organizers of Latinoware, proposing a FUDCon inside a Latinoware will make US spend better our money and achieve better results: it would be like an event happening inside a bigger one. The advantages of doing that from a marketing perspective There would be a lot of FLOSS people there, 2015 edition had 4k+ people and 2016 had 5k+ people attending.
This would probably be the biggest FUDCon LATAM ever had.
Foz do Iguaçu is a great city because it's in the Border of Paraguay and Argentina making ease from these people to attend this FUDCon.
this event will be held inside Itaipu Dam, that's 50% Brazilian and 50% Paraguay,
How to get there:
One of advantages about the location of this event is that we have 4 airports very close and We can get a better price for airfares.
(IGU) Foz do Iguaçu - Brazil
(ASU) Silvio Pettirossi International Airport - Paraguay 5 hours bus required, $35-$45 [taxi + bus], very comfortable bus from Sol del Paraguay http://www.soldelparaguay.com.py/horarios.php
(AGT) Ciudad del Este Guaraní International Airport - Paraguay
(IGR) Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport - Argentina
Prices from selected airports
Sample price calculated to Foz do Iguaçu airport.
|City||Air Line||Price||Scales||Google Flights Short Link|
|San Salvador||Avianca||USD 1,384||1||https://goo.gl/yccxZM|
|San Jose||Copa||USD 1,186||2||https://goo.gl/DvvlJA|
|Santiago de Chile||LATAM||USD 436||1||https://goo.gl/GUPuHU|
|Buenos Aires||LATAM||USD 527||1||https://goo.gl/cgszIO|
|La Paz||LATAM||USD 805||1||https://goo.gl/QTt7W3|
|Sao Paulo||Azul||USD 238||0||https://goo.gl/wpf95n|
you need to check this document to see if you need a visa to travel to Brazil
3 Bed Room with BeakFast $100 USD.
Local Transport Will be Provided.
Hotel x Event
Airport x Hotel
Speakers Interested in Giving a talk in this FUDCon
|fas account||City/Country of Origin||Short Description of the Talk|
|alexove||Cusco-Perú||Cloud computing and MiPYME(Micro, small and medium companies)|
|davidzeledon||Matagalpa-Nicaragua||Raspberry Pi, Education&OpenSource, Fedora-Education Projects)|
|Julita Inca||Lima, Perú||Workshop for Linux Admin - 4 hours in a row|
|Leyla Marcelo||Lima, Perú||FEDORA designing with Inkscape|
|Antonio Salles||Santiago, Chile||Free Software Cloud Platforms|
|Gonzalo Gomez||Santiago, Chile||FEDORA Education|
|Adrian "Chino" Soliard||Paraná, Argentina||TODO|
The total public of Latinoware is around 4000-5000, We are expecting to receive 2000+ visitors in FUDCon Area.
We are planning to have 2 fixed roms for talks + a FUDCon Area with some booths to receive the people and advertise Fedora.
Total 15.000 US$