(image from Phillip Torrone's Make Article on OHS 2012)
That is if you live near Rome! It was announced on Twitter last night that the organisers of the Open Hardware Summit are working on a contract with the Chamber of Commerce for a summit in Rome this autumn.
Hopes are high that this will fall in "innovation week" - from the 28th of September to the 5th of October which will culminate with Maker Faire Rome. It would be great to t-up the two events, one of the reasons I didn't travel to Boston last year was that the event was a stand alone and it was a long way to go for just the two days. With Maker Faire Rome added to the package it would make a great visit for those from across the pond.
For first time visitors to Europe I can recommend a trip to Germany the week before for the Munich Oktoberfest, or if you want to hang around the week after the Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart is worth a visit. Let me know if you want to plan a Hacker trip to either of these events, I have some past form and I also would want to come...