StateoftheMap Organizing Committee/Minutes/2019/2019-05-23 Meeting

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Time and location: 2019-05-23 21:00 CEST, HOT Mumble Server


  • Start Early Bird Ticket Sales
  • Hebelhalle
  • Catering at Poster Event
  • Publishing of Minutes


  • Sabrina
  • Martin
  • Fabian
  • Christine


  • Mikel
  • Gregory
  • Marco
  • Melanie
  • Rachel


Ticket sales

  • have stated now after a few initial configuration issues
  • standalone extras can't be booked at the moment. they will be available "offline" during the conference
  • newsletter and blog post will be published soon
    • Adam has prepared a newsletter message


  • After phone call all issues with the contract are resolved. Contract will be signed in a few weeks mid June.
  • Further planning of the social event can continue now. Cantering, etc.


  • Sindbad is our current idea for catering for the social event
  • For poster session: Finger food would be nice. Were still waiting for their quote for that.
  • Another idea for the poster session: self-brew "sotm" beer
  • Conference catering by GVO: Current quote doesnt include drinks. A few – one or two – volunteers would be needed for managing drinks. Different options: small plastic/glass bottles, water dispensers, etc.

Publication of Minues

  • Michael will take care of that

Reserved Beds at DJH Youth Hostel

  • They will be used for scholars, video team. More?
  • What to do with remaining beds? We have to decide until July 23.

Management of Helpers

  • begin of end of the shifts is not known yet, depends on programme
  • 2–3 people approached university so far
  • Where do we need helpers:
    • help desk – first day mostly
    • catering (partially)
    • social events
    • video (could also be done by normal community members)
    • heralding (programme committee and community members)
    • 2 persons for touristic social event on Friday
    • setup
    • teardown
    • first day: guide people around - e.g. from tram station to conference. additionally to signage
    • people present in the foyer during the first hours of the conference for people having questions


  • Do we need a meditation room?
    • We will ask Marco whether the room in Milan was used.

Next Meeting

  • 6 June 21:00 CEST

The meeting ended at 21:40 CEST.