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Xen Summit 2011 Location Survey Update

As you know, there is interest in having the first Xen Summit in 2011 in Europe instead of North America. To get a better sense of what the community would like I created two surveys. An open full community survey still running at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/309833/Xen-Summit-2011-Event-Location-Survey until June 28th and a survey directly to all the attendees of the previous Xen Summit at AMD in April of this year; this survey will also be open until June 28th (Please contact me if you attended Xen Summit NA at AMD and did not get the link). Here are the early results of these two surveys:

Open Community Survey Results (48 Respondents)

25.5% US
17%   Germany
14.9% UK
6.4%  Brazil
4.3%  Poland
31.7% Other (China, Japan, Chile, etc)

Have you ever attended a Xen Summit?  58.3% No – 41.7% Yes
Hold in NA? 47.9% No – 27.1% Maybe - 25% Yes
Hold in Europe? 60.4% Yes – 27.1% Maybe – 12.5% No

People who have attended a Xen Summit:  (Yes) NA = 7   – (Yes) Europe = 11

Xen Summit Attendees Survey Results (24 Respondents)

83% from US
8.4% from UK
4.2% from Canada
4.2% from Japan

Hold in NA?  70.8% Yes – 29.2% Maybe
Hold in Europe? 41.7% Maybe – 41.7% No – 16.7% Yes

Conclusions: As you can see, there is clearly a desire for a Xen Summit to be held in Europe; however, we would lose some of our regular attendees from North American events. The current numbers show that we would lose about 7 or 8 regulars if the event were held in Europe. Of course, I will let the surveys run for another 13 days before publishing the final data and making any type of decision.


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