[OKFest-Coord] OKfest special guests / travel & accommodation bursaries
juha.huuskonen at finnish-institute.org.uk
Wed May 30 12:22:49 BST 2012
On 5/30/12 12:34 AM, Square One Dr Peter Troxler (KvK 24480536) wrote:
> I had questions from co-guest programme planners about travel/subsistence funding for ourselves … what's the policy there?
All participants coming from abroad who cannot finance their travel &
accommodation, including the guest programme planners, can apply travel
> also: have you checked with the university, if they would be able to sponsor their university apartments for the week : http://www.aalto.fi/en/services/housing_services/for_staff/aalto_university_apartments/
So far this has not seemed possible... but i will make some futher queries!
> / Peter
> On 29 May 2012, at 21:28 , Juha Huuskonen wrote:
>> This message is for the Guest Programme Planners -
>> The good news is that we have managed to confirm some funding for travel& accommodation! The core team will be meeting on 6+7 June and will confirm some decisions about how this money is spent then... So please give your input latest on *Tuesday 5 June*.
>> 1 - SPECIAL GUESTS
>> The 'OKfest keynotes' document is now called 'OKfest special guests':
>> This document contains a list of people who have been proposed as special guests for OKfestival, people that you feel that are really essential for the OKFestival programme (and spirit!) but who will not participate unless we invite them and cover their travel& accommodation costs. We have allocated approx 8000 euros for this at the moment.
>> Please propose names and write comments, there is a column for comments for each Topic Stream.
>> 2 - TRAVEL BURSARIES
>> In addition to inviting some special guests, we will have a travel& accommodation bursary for people who are not able to cover these costs themselves. At the moment we have allocated 10 000 euro for these costs.
>> We will set-up an application procedure soon and all participants who are in need of financing can apply. The core organiser team will make the final decisions, but our intention is to try to allocate this money in a fair way between the Topic Streams. You can inform us about who are the top priority people to get a bursary. We also hope that in (near) future we can increase the travel& accommodation bursary.
>> Best regards,
>> OKfest coordinator / Helsinki
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