W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

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Where do you want the W-EBTM 2014 to be held?

Poll ended at Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:22 pm

Lisbon
71
45%
Maribor
71
45%
Any of them
16
10%
 
Total votes: 158

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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by Roky89 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:31 pm

Hello!


This is my first post and I'm fairly new on EBT.
I studied and made my BSc in Maribor. It's a lovely place, with a lot of history - especially the old town center. Because it's an university town, there are a lot of restaurants, pubs and bars and in the winter it'll be really lively. There also isn't much need for taxis or using public transportation, as you can get from almost any point to almost any point within 15 - 20 min by foot. Communicating with the locals shouldn't pose a problem, as it has a big population of university students.
I recommend you look it up on the internet. It's history up to WWII is really interesting. In recent years it has some internal problems, but they don't have much effect on people who are not living or working there, so visitors shouldn't be bothered by it.




P.S. I:
Yes. I am advertising it because of self interest. I live in Ljubljana now, so comming to Maribor wouldn't be a big problem for me. :-)

P.S. II:
Never, NEVER, organize anything in Maribor in Summer. It's empty and pretty darn dull, because all the students are home. ;-)

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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by eurostyle » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:05 pm

A summer meeting in Maribor, it would be nice. I am sure !
A winter meeting in Lisbon would be nice too.
Its's a winter meeting, then I vote for Lisbon :|
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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by Miles66 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:12 pm

Yes. 20°C in Lisbon is enough for me ;-)
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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by Asiamaniac » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:37 pm

Both cities are fine for me. Yet I have voted for Lisbon. Reasons:

1. After the winter there is hopefully a higher chance for springtime weather
2. Due to organisational shortcomings in our company my chances to attend a summer meeting are too low. (I only visit EBTMs when I have some extra days, and not just hop-in-the-plane on friday evening and rush-rush back on sunday afternoon.)

Hopefully, in four weeks the date can be fixed, too.
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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by Annie_in_exile » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:23 pm

Not that I have anything against Maribor, but to me the choice is quite clear:
First international meeting in Portugal - I´ve been waiting for this for years and years
in March - just think about the spring feeling in southern Europe when we´ve had enough of the winter and snow
in an area which is still one of the hotspots of eurobilltracking
with a organising crew who are active trackers and who have clearly thought and prepared a good, interesting and "different" program for the attendees.

Go, Lisbon, go! :D

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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by CarlosManta » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:57 pm

Guys, as a co-organizer, I second lmviterbo, most people are on holidays in the summer and it would be very hard for us to organize a summer event. As far as I remember, we have never held a national meeting in the summer, since a lot of people are on holidays.

For the record, my brother did his Erasmus in Maribor. I had a chance to visit the city then, and I must tell you: you are faced with a very hard choice, 2 great competitors!
lmviterbo wrote:Just another note on a prospective Lisbon Summer-EBTM. Nobody knows at the moment if it's possible. I'm striving to get some local help to prepare W-EBTM if Lisbon wins. I have no idea how much easier (or harder, for the matter) it will be to gather organizers for the Summer meeting.

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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by Korl » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:12 pm

End of june there is an annual music and folklore festival in Maribor. If Maribor wins that is the best time when city is alive.
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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by Roky89 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:21 pm

Korl wrote:End of june there is an annual music and folklore festival in Maribor. If Maribor wins that is the best time when city is alive.
http://www.festival-lent.si/en/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yeah. That's true, but tis is not the question. Here's about the winter meeting.

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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by starcapitan » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:48 am

really both nice locations, it's difficult to choose
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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by Ruru31 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:07 pm

Maribor is in Center of Europe and it is more practical

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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by portaonze » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:22 pm

Ruru31 wrote:Maribor is in Center of Europe and it is more practical
Not really.
It is a lot easier to get to Lisbon from most parts of Europe than to Maribor.
And possibly faster.
For instance, in your case, there are daily direct flights Toulouse-Lisbon.
Not the case with regards to Toulouse-Maribor.


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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by groentje » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:45 am

I voted Maribor. It would be my first attendance, but as I'm in Italy for a conference in early March, and I like to add a week's holiday to it, Maribor would be the closer option, as I travel mostly by train. I visited Maribor in March last year, and I didn't have to complain about the weather...

Lisbon is equally beautiful, but I probably won't get there in March next year.

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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by lmviterbo » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:02 pm

It would be very useful if the votes reflected how many people are actually planning to travel to either candidate town if the meeting is taking place there in March 2014.

I'm sure both towns are great to host an EBT Winter Meeting. The real question is not "Which town is better?" nor even "Which candicacy is better?" but "In March 2014, would you be more willing to go to Lisbon or to Maribor?" I sincerely hope that the "loser", be it Lisbon or Maribor, can recandidate next Winter (or maybe next Summer).

So if you don't think you might be able to attend the meeting, wherever it might happen, please refrain from voting (or vote for the option "Any of them" if you really must vote). Even if you are Portuguese or Slovenian, please don't vote just to take sides.

May the town with more participants win now. And may the runner-up team and town recandidate!


EDIT: Unfortunately, if you change your mind, you can't change your vote. I had written about this because I thought this would be possible, but it isn't.
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Re: W-EBTM 2014 - Decide where. Maribor or Lisbon?

Post by googlejaps » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:11 pm

lmviterbo wrote:And if you already voted, you may change your mind and change your vote anytime before the deadline (10th November).
I'm not sure if this is true. I'm not able to change my vote.

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