Representing Debian - Doing the best for the best?
More and more often Debian is getting invited to different exhibitions, tradeshows and other similar events all over the world. Often Debian must decline such nice invitations, since we lack volunteers to staff the booths.
At this point Debian fails to motivate enough people. It think, this could be a problem of missing documentation on how to organize and set up a sucessfull Debian booth.
In this session I would like to present a list of basic hints, on how things can be organised, based on the experiences I made during the last years. I'm very interessted in hearing other peoples opinions and experiences on common problems, e.g.: how to advertise Debian's presence at an event (people visiting our booths are often suprised to find Debian there and found it by pure accident), how to obtain advertising and merchandising material (CDs or DVDs as give aways, flyers, t-shirts, lanyards, etc), what to present there, perhaps even some does and donts for behaviour and how to deal with "difficult" visitors.
I hope that after this session we might be able to improve and update existing howtos and documentation, which will hopefully motivate more people to help Debian by representing Debian.