At Drupal Europe in September, the Association was thrilled to announce that DrupalCon Europe would be returning in 2019. During the gap year, we knew we wanted to transform the event to improve its fiscal sustainability, pilot a new more-scalable model that we may be able to bring to the rest of the world, and most of all ensure that the event still has the close care and attention of the local community. We believe our partnership with Kuoni Congress through the new licensing model we’ve established will accomplish each of those goals, and we’re excited to see its first iteration in Amsterdam next year.
The Community’s Homecoming
DrupalCon has always represented a homecoming for the community—and preserving that sense of belonging is critical to the future of the event. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that a DrupalCon Community Advisory Board has been chosen, chaired by Baddy Breidert and Leon Tong.
The community advisory committee consists of:
- Baddy Breidert
- Leon Tong
- Gábor Hojtsy
- Hussain Abbas
- Imre Gmelig Meijling
- Meike Jung
- Michael Schmid
- Stella Power
- Amanda Gonser
This membership represents a good cross-section of countries and roles within the community, with a focus on European representation to support the event. While Kuoni handles the operational and execution side of the event, this committee will help to inform the content and will bring more than a decade of historical knowledge about Drupal events. The charter of the committee is as follows:
- Advise on programming
- Create and oversee the content selection subcommittee
- Create and oversee the volunteer subcommittee (room monitors, etc.)
- Create any additional subcommittees as needed
In addition to this, members of the committee and the Drupal Association team will be traveling to Vienna in late November for a 2-day intensive kick-off with the Kuoni Congress team.
We want to thank all that showed interest in joining the committee and we will contact each and every one of you to offer the opportunity to take on some tasks for DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019.
We’ll see you in Amsterdam!
About Kuoni Congress
Kuoni is a professional event services organization with offices around the globe, including more than 20 in Europe. The team building DrupalCon Amsterdam is located in Europe, and attended Drupal Europe in September 2018, where they were incredibly impressed by the community spirit and professionalism of the Drupal community. The Kuoni team is proud to partner with the Drupal Association and the Drupal community to bring DrupalCon back to Europe in 2019.