Having spoken about this topic with Gary Glass at HomebrewCon, then with a board member 2 month ago, and seeing no traction for the idea, I would like to put it out there to see if the idea gets some traction:
- My proposal was for HomebrewCon to "officially" invite homebrewers from other countries to join us at HomebrewCon. Every year, a new country will get the "official" invite, which can be something along the lines of:
- if at least 6 but no more than 10 homebrewers from your country attend HomebrewCon, commit to attend club night as a club, and bring at minimum 20 liters of homebrew for tasting, HomebrewCon will subsidize your trip by giving you a ~80% ? discount in the conference cost.
The discount can vary depending on the country (the longer the trip, the higher the discount).
Homebrew groups from other countries are encouraged to attend as "Clubs" but only one country will be invited each year.
- The details can be changed/ adapted as the board deems fit but I am sure you get the idea.
That's it. Cheers,