I'm convening a bid to host the EUDC in Leeds in August 2012. This'll involve about 600 people from unis all over Europe coming to Leeds to debate for a week.
Anybody know who to talk to at the council to get some help, and who we could go to in the city for sponsorship etc?
There was a genuinely world class conference on the HBO TV series The Wire at the Town Hall in November 2009. It attracted academics from all over the world and was run in conjunction with York Uni, Leeds Uni and, er, Manchester Uni.