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Location and Date

  • Leverkusen, Germany
  • Arrival: Friday, 2014-12-05 & Departure: Sunday, 2014-12-07

Accomodation and stay

Travel Info

  • Via Airplane: Two large international airports, CGN and DUS, are equally easy to reach
    Note: Düsseldorf-Weeze (serviced by Ryanair) is misleading and nowhere near Düsseldorf or the venue (112 km). It will take you more than 2 hours and about 50€ for a round-trip to the venue.
  • Via Train: Via Deutsche Bahn stops Köln Hauptbahnhof and Leverkusen Mitte
  • Closest Bus station: Parkstr., Leverkusen-Hitdorf (VRS transport association)
  • Free parking is available right in front of the venue

Getting to the venue

A typical journey to the venue would consist of Plane, Train and Bus or Train and Bus.

General note: You need to buy your ticket before getting on the bus or train. Buying tickets is usually only done with cash (€). When transferring from a train to a bus just show (as in walk by and hold up) the ticket you bought at the train station to the driver.

From Cologne Airport (CGN)

  1. Visit the web site of VRS which is the transport association for the region Rhein-Sieg
  2. As "From"-station enter "Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf"
  3. As "To"-station enter "Parkstr., Leverkusen-Hitdorf"
  4. You will be shown multiple trips ranging from 1:00 hr to 1:20 hr
  5. Chose the one you prefer. All trips will include 2 transfers. The first is always at "Köln Messe/Deutz" (as this is where the trains usually change the side of the river Rhein). The second one will be from Train to Bus at either "Leverkusen-Mitte" or "Rheindorf". All trips will offer you a nice ride through Cologne so you can see the Dome ;-)

From Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)

  1. Visit the web site of VRR which is the transport association for the region Rhein-Ruhr
  2. As "From"-station enter "Düsseldorf, Flughafen Bahnhof"
  3. As "To"-station enter "Leverkusen, Hitdorf, Parkstr."
  4. You will be shown multiple trips ranging from 0:50 hr to 1:20 hr
  5. Chose the one you prefer. This trip has between 1 and 3 transfers. The site will tell you that no fare calculation is possible. That is because Leverkusen is part of the VRS transport association and Düsseldorf has the VRR. However, you can buy a ticket that allows you to go from Düsseldorf to Leverkusen. The ticket is price category 3 and costs 5€.

Responsible Ambassadors


Please add yourself if you want to attend including also your estimated budget request for transportation.
Please file a funding request ticket over at the EMEA Swag Tracking Tracker. If you add yourself here, you better make sure to come!
Attendee Arrival Departure Estimated travel cost Funding request ticket number Country Comments
1. Felix Kaechele DE
2. Gerold Kassube friday afternoon sunday after lunch $ 150 ./. DE
3. Jiri Eischmann Friday afternoon Sunday noon $200-250 CZ
4. Miro Hrončok Friday afternoon Sunday noon $200-250 CZ
5. Francesco Frassinelli Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch $200-250 #437 IT
6. Fabio Alessandro Locati Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch $200-250 #437 IT
7. JoergSimon Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch - DE i need a single room - i pay the extra if necessary
8. Jaroslav Reznik Friday afternoon Sunday noon $200-250 not yet, partial funding is ok CZ
9. Christos Bacharakis Friday afternoon Sunday noon (or Monday noon) $270 428 GR
10. Zacharias Mitzelos Friday afternoon Monday noon $270 #435 GR Flights to Athens in Monday are cheaper
11. Fabian Affolter Friday afternoon Sunday noon/after lunch $250 #430 CH My arrival/departure depends on my way of traveling.
12. Christoph Wickert Friday evening Sunday evening $150 #438 DE
13. Aleksandra Fedorova Friday evening Sunday evening $230 RU via Duesseldorf
14. Ruben Guerra Friday evening Sunday evening $90 #431 NL
15. Drabo Constantin Friday evening Sunday evening $1044 BF
16. Álvaro Castillo Friday afternoon Sunday morning $200 ES Need share-room
17. Robert Mayr Friday afternoon Sunday after lunch $200 #437 IT

Virtual Attendees

Attendee Arrival Departure Estimated travel cost Funding request ticket number Country Comments
1. Jiannis Bonatakis GR
2. Jon Archer UK Will join where possible.
3. Levente Kurusa HU
4. Drabo Constantin BF
5. Robert Scheck DE
6. Giannis Konstantinidis GR
7. Truong Anh Tuan VN

Virtual Communication Channels

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You can share ideas with us at the etherpad and chat with as at #fedora-meeting-2 (logged, meeting bot running) channel.

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Preliminary Budget Plan. Budget not yet allocated.

Accommodation + Dinner: ~2834,60€ (US $3597,93)

Travel Costs: ~US $2402,07

Total: $6000

Purpose & Impact

This FAD is an annual planning event for the EMEA community. The most active ambassadors from various countries get together to discuss what activities we should do in the next year, what events to attend, what swag to produce. The main outcome of this event is an EMEA budget proposal for the next fiscal year which includes a list of events we will spend money on, Fedora media production, and swag production. If this event didn't take place it would have a significant impact on our activity in the region in the next year. because doing such complex planning via emais and IRC would be very complicated, the budget proposal might not even be created.


This is a first draft for the agenda.


  • 09:00 - 09:05 Welcome by Felix
  • 09:05 - 11:45 Country reports
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    • Vegetarian Lunch will be served in the FlowFineArt Gallery in the same House
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Events in EMEA 2014
  • 15:00 - 15:15 Break
  • 15:15 - 17:00 Swag Production
  • 17:00 - 17:15 Break
  • 17:15 - 19:00 Create the budget plan & announcement


  • 09:00 - 10:30 Working groups and products
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Fedora Highschool
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Getting Funding and stuff
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (like Saturday)
  • Review of old action items from previous meetings
  • General Ambassadors health
  • FAmSCo report
  • Elections


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