Warpstock Europe 2001 comes to Belgium
October 05, 2001 by Luc Vanbogaert
The Warpstock Europe Event Team is pleased to announce that Europe's annual OS/2 and eComStation conference is coming back for the third time, this time crossing the border to Belgium. Warpstock Europe 2001 will be held at the 'KH Limburg' College in Diepenbeek, Belgium on November 2-4, 2001.
OS/2 and eComStation users from all over Europe -- or anywhere else for that matter, are invited to come to Belgium this year to attend
Warpstock Europe 2001. Even though the organization of the event is still in it's early stages, the Event Team already has many ideas on
what to offer during this three day OS/2-fest. Plan on coming if you want to attend high-quality lectures about a variety of OS/2 and
eComStation related subjects. You'll talk to software developers, meet the people behind Netlabs and Odin, discover the new and exciting
eComStation, learn about new products, buy them or try them out at the Exhibit Hall, and finally expect to have a smashing time at the Warpstock Europe Social Night Event. "The third edition of Warpstock Europe is an important milestone in the event's short history, and everything will be in place to make it a big success", says John Bijnens, the Event Team's coordinator.
Located in the heart of Western Europe, Belgium is at a convenient traveling distance for people coming from Holland, Germany and France.
Attendees flying in from other countries will arrive at Brussels International Airport, which is only 80 km away from where the event will be
held. To accommodate attendees from outside of Europe, the Event Team is planning special arrangements for transportation from the airport
to the event site.
Diepenbeek, Belgium and neighboring city Hasselt are perfectly suited to host the Warpstock Europe 2001 Conference. Attendees will feel
comfortable and at ease in Hasselt, which is a very safe and exceptionally clean mid-sized city with excellent shopping facilities, and is
conveniently located only a one hour driving away from major Belgian cities, including Brussels, Antwerp and Leuven.
Place for all the action at Warpstock Europe 2001 will be the 'KH Limburg' College. Members of the Event Team have already concluded a first
inspection of the site with nothing but positive results. "This site has everything this conference needs to succeed", says Technical Coordinator Johan Driesmans, and "we would like to thank the College Board of Directors for their support and for making this site available to us." Large conference rooms will be available for presentation sessions and hands-on workshops. The spacious exhibition hall provides enough room for Warpstock Europe vendors, and it can be closed off before and after event hours. There will be an "Internet cafe" offering free Internet access to attendees, a restaurant, a separate press room, guarded parking space for hundreds of cars, etc.
Behind the organization of Warpstock Europe 2001 is an international group of OS/2-users. "It's good to see that so many people are still out
there, willing to fight for an event like this", says OS2.org web master Andreas Linde. And Exhibitor Coordinator Luc Van Bogaert says : "No
way we could make a successful event without the help and support from our friends at Team OS/2 Deutschland e.V.; they're the ones who've made the first two editions become reality and we're fortunate to have them around, helping out with this year's edition".
For all questions about Warpstock Europe 2001, contact the Event Team Coordinator John Bijnens at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other
team members are Frans Morre, Andreas Linde, Johan Driesmans, Luc Van Bogaert, Luc Coenegracht, John Roosen, Alain Rykaert, Serge Sterck, Marcel Van Baelen, Alex Wyckmans, Christian Langanke, Bart Van Leeuwen and numerous others willing to help out during the event.
For more information about Warpstock Europe 2001, go to http://warpstock.os2.org.