Attending

Registration Travel / Accommodation

This section includes all the information needed to know about flying to Gran Canaria and, once you get to the airport, what you should do to get to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, where the event will take place. You will also find information about the every hotel and apartment we recommend, along with how to book your room. The local organization has made an agreement with a travel agency to help attendees with this task, and any other request related to accommodation, extra activities, etc.  Due to the cost increase for late tickets the organization strongly recommends that you buy your flight tickets as soon as possible.

  • Information on how to get to Gran Canaria’s airport, and from there to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium: Transportation
  • It is recommend that the travel agency services are used during the registration process to make your hotel reservation and to purchase flight tickets.
  • Check the Accomodation section to get information about Hotels and apartments. There is a list of recommended accomodation.

Notice about payment of accommodation

All the booking confirmed by Viajes El Corte Inglés for the participation on GCDS should be paid before the deadline on 22nd of may. From that date on, all the unpayment reservations will be cancelled. We will inform all people affected by this situation by email on 22nd of may.

After 22nd of may, we will confirm the accomodation after the requests, and the payment should be made each friday on the week we confirm that reservation. Otherwise, we will cancel the reservation.

Please note, since international payments sometimes take longer than a week, when the travel agency says “the payment should be made each friday on the week we confirm that reservation” it means they have to receive the confirmation of the transfer being made, not the money itself.

This is done because many people has booked rooms but haven’t paid for it and haven’t got in contact with the travel agency to do it since long time ago. This rule is flexible so people can contact the travel agency and justify the delay.

Note on confirmation of payment

  • If you pay by credit card, you shouldn’tneed to do anything else. They will confirm your reservation immediately
  • If you pay by wire transfer, you must send them a receipt for it (screen capture, or scanned/faxed paper receipt). That way they can check wuickly wehther they got your payment. If you don’t, it make take up to 15 days to confirm your reservation because the account number you are wiring your money is not only for the GCDS and they will need to go through all the payments looking for yours.
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Schedule

The planned schedule for the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit: GUADEC + Akademy 2009is detailed below. Please follow links to specific tracks and events for more information on each.

Track overview

Track Sat 4 Sun 5 Mon 6 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11
Keynotes KN
Cross-desktop  CD  CD CD
Akademy  K  K   K K K K K
Akademy-es K-es K-es
Edu-day  Edu
GUADEC G G G G G G  
GUADEC-es G-es G-es
Local Track   Loc Loc Loc Loc
Mobile day Mob

Summit schedule

Friday July 3rd: Registration day

  • Registration (18:00)
  • Welcome social event (21:30) (Sponsored by Canonical) at Marea Baja Parque de la Música

Saturday July 4th: Desktop Summit Track

  • Opening Talk(10:00)
  • Keynotes.
  • Cross-desktop talks

Sunday July 5th: GUADEC / Akademy Core talks

  • Cross-desktop talks
  • GUADEC talks
  • Akademy talks
  • Social event (21:30) (Sponsored by Nokia) at Club Sotavento, Terraza Johny Walker, Muelle Deportivo

Monday July 6th: GUADEC / Akademy Core talks

  • GUADEC talks
  • Akademy talks
  • “KDE Midsummer night’s party – sponsored by basysKom” – Monday, July 6th, 21.30 at Terraza El Cielo
  • GNOME Party – sponsored by Igalia at Club Sotavento,Terraza Budweiser, Muelle Deportivo

Tuesday July 7th: talks and assemblies

  • GUADEC talks
  • Akademy BoFs
  • GNOME Advisory Board meeting
  • KDE e.V assembly

Wednesday July 8th: working day / GUADEC-es. Assemblies

  • GUADEC talks
  • Akademy BoFs
  • Hacking sessions
  • GUADEC-es
  • Local programe (courses and talks in spanish)
  • Mobile day
  • KDE España assembly (12:00 – 14:00)

Thursday July 9th: working day / GUADEC-es

  • GUADEC talks
  • GNOME AGM
  • Akademy BoFs
  • Edu-day
  • Hacking sessions
  • GUADEC-es
  • Social outing, visiting the Island (14:00)
  • Local programme (courses and talks in Spanish)

Friday July 10th: working day.  Akademy-es

  • GUADEC talks
  • Akademy BoFs
  • Hacking sessions
  • Akademy-es
  • Local programme (courses and talks in spanish)
  • Closure (18:00)

Saturday July 11th (until 14:00): working day. Akademy-es

  • Akademy BoFs
  • Hacking sessions
  • Akademy-es
  • Local programme (courses and talks in spanish)
  • Asamblea de GULIC (Aula 2-4)

 


 

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El programa para la Conferencia de Escritorios de Gran Canaria: GUADEC + Akademy 2009 es el siguiente:

Viernes, 3 de Julio: Día de Registro

  • Registro (18:00)
  • Evento social de bienvenida (21:30) (Patrocinado por Canonical) en Marea Baja Parque de la Música

Sábado, 4 de Julio: Conferencia de Escritorio

  • Conferencia de apertura (10:00)
  • Ponencias
  • Charlas comunes a ambos entornos

Domingo, 5 de Julio: Charlas GUADEC / Akademy

  • Charlas de GUADEC
  • Charlas de Akademy
  • Charlas comunes a ambos entornos
  • Evento social (21:30) (Patrocinado por Nokia) en Club Sotavento, Terraza Johny Walker, Muelle Deportivo

Lunes, 6 de Julio: GUADEC / Akademy

  • Charlas de GUADEC
  • Charlas de Akademy
  • “Fiesta de verano KDE – patrocinada por basysKom” – Lunes, 6 Julio, 21:30 at Terraza El Cielo
  • Fiesta GNOME – patrocinada por Igalia en Club Sotavento,Terraza Budweiser, Muelle Deportivo

Martes, 7 de Julio: Charlas y asambleas

  • Charlas de GUADEC
  • Reunión del consejo de GNOME
  • Sesiones de trabajo de Akademy
  • Asamblea de KDE e.V

Miércoles, 8 de Julio: Día laboral / GUADEC-es. Asambleas

  • Charlas de GUADEC
  • Reunión General annual de GNOME
  • Sesiones de trabajo de Akademy
  • Sesiones de Hacking
  • GUADEC-es
  • Programa local (cursos y charlas en español)
  • Tecnologías para móviles.
  • Asamblea KDE España (12:00-14:00)

Jueves, 9 de Julio: Día laboral/ GUADEC-es

  • Charlas de GUADEC
  • Sesiones de trabajo de Akademy
  • Tecnologías en Educación
  • GUADEC-es
  • Sesiones de hacking
  • Excursión social, visita a la isla (14:00)
  • Programa local (cursos y charlas en español)

Viernes, 10 de Julio: Día laboral.  Akademy-es

  • Charlas de GUADEC
  • Sesiones de trabajo de Akademy
  • Sesiones de hacking
  • Akademy-es
  • Programa local (cursos y charlas en español)
  • Clausura (18:00)

Sábado, 11 de Julio (hasta las 14:00): Día laboral.  Akademy-es

  • Sesiones de trabajo de Akademy
  • Sesiones de hacking
  • Akademy-es
  • Programa local (cursos y charlas en español)
  • Asamblea de GULIC (Aula 2-4)
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Location

Event and Island location

This section provides information on the event location and information for visitors to Gran Canaria.

  • The Canary Islands section provides extensive information on the history of the Islands, their economies and institutions.
  • The Gran Canaria section provides information regarding the island geography, climate, governing bodies and general information about the Island.
  • Check the GCDS’09 section for further information relating to the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the other facilities used for the event, including a map showing locations.
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