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

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:22 pm
by Ewri
So, the Board has received 2 nominations of cities who would like to host the Winter EBTM of 2014 being Maribor & Lisbon.

Details of the nominations can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=55552" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Members are encouraged to vote for their preferred location.

Closing date for voting will be 10th November 2013 at 18.00 CET.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:10 am
by Crazy Bob
Since I won't be able to join :cry: , I chose the "Any" option.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:29 pm
by Elmo
With all due respect for Maribor, but my first reaction would be Lisbon. However, I vote for Maribor, because we vote for the smaller winter meeting. Lisbon deserves a big summer meeting, and I'd love to see the summer meeting this summer in Lisbon. The smaller meeting being organized in the smaller city, and the bigger meeting being organized in the bigger city makes perfect sense to me.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:05 pm
by BaliBennie
I share the opinion of Elmo that Lisboa is more suitable for a 'big' summer meeting. I have been to Maribor before. It is a very nice old historic city. There will be enough things to see there!

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:42 am
by lmviterbo
I understand Elmo and BaliBennie's point of view on the subject and I am inclined to support it even if I am candidating for Lisbon. I'm sure Maribor is worth a visit and I confess I feel a little odd competing against a small and apparently lovely town.

However, I would like to remind people that Lisbon can be too hot in the summer, especially for foreigners who aren't prepared for our temperatures. It can be too packed with tourists, too. So if there were only these two options: Lisbon in the Summer or Lisbon in the Winter, I would vote for the Winter tour.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:17 am
by ravestorm
lmviterbo wrote:However, I would like to remind people that Lisbon can be too hot in the summer, especially for foreigners who aren't prepared for our temperatures.
Don't worry too much imho, they survived an EBTM in July in Florence with its more than 35° and almost 100% of humidity :wink:

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:01 pm
by klapotec
ravestorm wrote:
lmviterbo wrote:However, I would like to remind people that Lisbon can be too hot in the summer, especially for foreigners who aren't prepared for our temperatures.
Don't worry too much imho, they survived an EBTM in July in Florence with its more than 35° and almost 100% of humidity :wink:
from personal experience, 35° on the coast is much much better than 35° far from the sea... ;)

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:37 pm
by dserrano5
klapotec wrote:from personal experience, 35° on the coast is much much better than 35° far from the sea... ;)
In my experience 35º far from the sea is much better than 25º (sic) on the coast. That's so subjective…

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:22 pm
by W. PaoloFaulkner
I don't know if I will be there, but I chose Maribor.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:20 pm
by Ewri
I'm also quite undecided and tend to agree with Elmo.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:00 pm
by lmviterbo
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.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:29 am
by googlejaps
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.
Of course. This poll is not about "When would a meeting in these cities be planned?" It only applies to the W-EBTM2014 timeslot, and which city is chosen for W-EBTM2014 does not mean that the other one will automatically be S-EBTM2014. It might not even be a candidate for the summer.

I guess this is a special situation since normally only one city becomes a candidate for organizing an international meeting, so there's no need to choose. I'm happy that two interesting candidates applied. I already voted, but I might as well change my vote to "any of them" because I'm sure it will be a good meeting in both cases. :)

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

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:53 am
by MDeen
What will the average weather be in both cities in the chosen timeframe?

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

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:37 am
by LonaPo
MDeen wrote:What will the average weather be in both cities in the chosen timeframe?
I would really love to write that Maribor is warm in March, but as March is still more winter than spring the average temperatures in Maribor in last 6 years were (Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia):

2008 - 6,1°C
2009 - 6,5°C
2010 - 6,1°C
2011 - 6,5°C
2012 - 9,3°C
2013 - around 7°C (for year 2013 the average is not yet available on SI-STA )

The temperatures in Maribor are the same as in any other part of Europe (at, de, fr, be, nl, sk) that is not at the sea coast.
So if the weather will be "normal" it will be just fine. Cold (not to cold), but when the sun is shining is very nice and pleasant to be outside.

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

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:02 am
by lmviterbo
MDeen wrote:What will the average weather be in both cities in the chosen timeframe?
Average minimum temperature

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Lisbon  12 ºC
Maribor 0-4 ºC
Average maximum temperature

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Lisbon  19-20 ºC
Maribor 11-15 ºC
Average daily rainfall

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Lisbon  0.2 mm
Maribor 0.1-0.3 mm
Average precipitation probability:

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Lisbon  8-10%
Maribor 11-13%
Average moderate rain probability:

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Lisbon  0-2%
Maribor 0%
Average light snow probability:

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Lisbon  0%
Maribor 2-5%
  • Temperature and daily rainfall amount from the very reliable Weather Underground (Lisbon, Maribor).
  • Average precipitation / rain probabilities from WeatherSpark (Lisbon, Maribor)
  • More graphs on WeatherSpark (Lisbon, Maribor)