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We are now starting the confirmation period for DebConf12. It is important for us to know final numbers soon, so unfortunately if you don't confirm your attendance, and fill in your travel dates, before the deadline (15 June), you will not be counted for food, accommodation, t-shirts, proceedings, etc. Also, you will not be eligible for food or accommodation sponsorship.

If you have registered as a Professional or Corporate attendee, we also ask you to please make the corresponding payment during this period. Other attendees are welcome to make a donation towards the costs of DebConf, if possible. See below.


[edit] Instructions

To confirm that you will attend DebConf12, you need to log into your Pentabarf account, and tick the "Reconfirm attendance" box. You must also fill in the dates during which you will be present at the conference. Please also look through the other data, and fill in anything you missed earlier, or correct the data if your plans have changed.

For our records, please remember to fill in your country, thank you!

You must have arrival and departure dates filled in, or you won't be counted. Please tell us the times you expect to arrive at the venue, and when you plan to leave the conference. If you want to arrange group travel to/from the conference, use the travel coordination page but please still fill in your final arrival times in Pentabarf so we know when to expect you, and when to have rooms ready for those staying in the sponsored accommodation.

Please, *PLEASE*, do not confirm your attendance unless you know for sure that you are coming to DebConf12. If you confirm but then don't come, this will be counted against you for the next DebConf's sponsorship decisions. Of course, if you confirm and end up not being able to come, cancelling soon is much better than not telling us.

If you are waiting to know if you'll be granted travel sponsorship or not, then please wait until you know for sure that you are coming before confirming -- if the deadline comes and you still don't know because of this, please send us a mail to let us know.

The confirmation period ends on Friday 15 June, but please confirm today if you already know that you will attend!

[edit] Room preferences

In Penta you will find a "Room preference" box which will allow you to enter whom you would like to share a room with or you would like to be near. Even if you don't have any particular preferences, please state if you smoke/don't smoke, snore/don't snore, etc.

[edit] Attendance fee and donations

If you are attending as a Professional or Corporate attendee, or are attending DebCamp without a specific workplan, we ask you to pay your attendance fee before Friday 15 June. We also encourage anyone who wants to help make DebConf a success to make a donation towards the costs of the conference. You can choose to register as a Professional, or make a donation of any size. You can make payment in EUR (through FFIS) by bank transfer or USD (through SPI) using a credit card. There are also other payment options available. Be sure to select the right category for the payment (attendance fee or donation). The Corporate attendance fee is 1300 USD (1000 EUR) per week. The Professional attendance fee is 650 USD (500 EUR) per week. Please contact [] if you have any questions. If you chose "Sponsored registration" for DebConf, but are coming to DebCamp without a specific work plan, we ask you to please pay for your DebCamp food and lodging by paying 650 USD (500 EUR) for that week.

If you have any doubts regarding how much you need to pay, please mail

[edit] Current registration details

All registered attendees will soon be sent a personal message with their current registration details. Please check these carefully!

If you have any questions, please contact us via:

  • IRC: #debconf-team on (real-time questions)
  • or mailing list: (publically archived mail list)
  • or non-public email:

The registration system URL is

The notes below each item give hints on where to look in our registration for the relevant fields for each item. Please make sure that everything is correct, and that you tick "Reconfirm attendance" if appropriate, by the deadline of Friday 15 June (but preferably today).

If you make any changes, log out and back in to verify that your changes were committed!

We look forward to seeing you soon in Managua,

The DebConf team
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