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== Organizing team and responsibilities ==
* Jona Azizaj (sponsorships & financials)
* Silva Arapi (speakers & visa information)
* Nafie Shehu (volunteers & logistics)
* Marinela Gogo (accommodation & volunteers)
* Anxhelo Lushka (website & technical needs)
* Redon Skikuli (venue & media)
What the proposal needs to contain ==
** Only proposals that have a fair amount of team members who can spend the appropriate amount of time and are part of the LibreOffice community are considered valid. Based on our experience, at least five team members are required, and those team members need to interact and communicate with the community. ''Please name all the team members, their role in the community, and their time availability.''
*'''The main venue'''
** The venue should be easily accessible from other countries, so ideally, an airport and a central train station are nearby. It should also have a good connection to the local public transportation. ''Please give details on the venue, its location, and its connection to public transportation.''
Officina and Harry Fultz Institute]]
*** The venue is located in one of the central boulevards of Tirana, near to the city center. Public transportation is easily accessible from the venue, with buses stopping every 5-7 minutes at the outer perimeter of the venue (the venue is inside the Harry Fultz Institute area). You can take the bus "Tirana e Re" at the center of city and will take 13 - 15 min to get at the venue. since it is located alongside the small (main) ring of Tirana the venue is considered to be easily found and accessible. It is also the same venue the organizing team used for OSCAL, which gives the team a better understanding of what can be improved based on the feedback received from OSCAL participants.
*** An accessible free Wi-Fi internet connection is provided by the venue and there are no known firewall restrictions. Should there be any, we would fallback to using a TDF VPN to overcome the limitations.
** Having video archives or video live streams is not a must-have, but a nice-to-have. ''Please let us know if you plan video archives or live streams of the presentations.''
*** We will try to have a live stream in the main track and record all the other tracks. Later on they will be uploaded in the official TDF YouTube channel. Unfortunately, the quality of the recordings might not be full HD but we believe it will be acceptable. If we manage to get sponsorship for this we will hire a professional team dedicated to
** Also, If at least one of the social events will be in wheelchair-accessible location, it is absolutely wonderful.
*** There are many places in the city which offer the required space so we will make sure to have most of the social events in wheelchair-accessible location. This will not considered an issue and is easily manageable from the organizing team.
** Since we expect around 300 visitors, hotel rooms from three to four star hotels are required. ''Please elaborate on the hotel offerings nearby the venue.''
***Tirana offers a wide range of hotels with rooms from three to four stars. Since the venue is located in one of the central boulevards of Tirana near the city
centre, there is a variety of options that could meet our requirements with an average price of 90€ per night. Example: Tirana International Hotel ( starting from approximately 122€ per night for 2-3 persons) Fredi's Hotel (starting from 60€ per night for 1-2 persons) Etc.
** Offering couch surfing, motels, youth hostels or other means of free to cheap accommodation are a nice-to-have. ''Please let us know if such means are available at your venue.''
***Hostels are available in Tirana with an average price of 13€ per bed per night
. Example: Fredi's Hostel (starting from 12€ per night) Tirana Backpacker Hostel ( 12€ per night) Etc. There are a lot more other hostels in Tirana, not so close to the venue though, but public transportation could help in that case. As about couch surfing we don't have a previous experience but if it's possible we'll be happy to try it. In addition, there are a lot of apartments for daily rent that also is an economic way to accommodate the visitors.
*'''One more thing...'''
** ''Please describe in your own words why you want to host the next LibreOffice Conference, what motivates you, and what you expect from it.''
*** Our local community of Open Labs Hackerspace has been working really hard during the last 5 years to promote free libre open source software not only in Albania but also in a regional level. LibreOffice is one of the projects that we have been supporting and the number of users and
contibuters has been growing a lot during the last year, thanks to the different events that have taken place at the hackerspace. Also, during our annual conference dedicated to open source software (OSCAL) different talks and workshops showing the importance of using platforms like LibreOffice have been playing their role in the growth of the community. We would love to see this community grow even more and we would also love to see LibreOffice being used not only by the members of Open Labs, but also in schools, universities, public administration, public institutions etc. To make all of this possible, we also need your help, and a big step forward would to bring the LibreOffice conference in Tirana, the capital city of Albania. We strongly believe that this will have a big impact in our country and will strenghen our voice when trying to work with different institutions and propose them to use LibreOffice instead of proprietary software. We will work hard in promoting the conference also localy so more people from different institutions will come and see the importnce of using free software, but also students and professionals will be joining. We are very aware of this great responsibility that we are taking, but we all believe that this is one of those events worth organizing so we are all willing to put all of our efforts and make this possible, so let's bring the next edition of LiboCon in Tirana!
** Please write anything else that can support your application, like
*** Governmental support or support from other entities, organizations, corporations, user groups
**** We have a good relationship with the Municipality of Tirana and also the Ministry of Innovation. Their support can be useful in terms of local media promotion and also serve as a tool for attracting local sponsors that are more positive when decision makers are present.
*** In case you already have sponsors, please mention them and their sponsoring
*** Cultural and/or IT related events next to the conference (other events in parallel are no problem, if they do not distract visitors from the LibreOffice Conference)
**** There are no other Cultural/or IT related events near the conference, only small meetups that will not cause distraction from the LibreOffice conference.
*** The adoption of free software in your region
*** Parties and receptions that are planned
**** We are planning a guided city tour for the participants. Based on our experience with OSCAL (a free open source related conference we organize) this is a positive experience especially for people that have limited time to visit the city.