HuskyPup - 9:22 am on Feb 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
Feeling the love this morning ASA:-)
Definitely would love your feedback on other places you'd like us to go
In my opinion they do not need to be in city centres, in the UK especially they're generally horrible to get to and bear in mind many UK AdSensers would be travelling by road or rail.
There are lots of decent function centres close to many UK cities with good motorway access such as Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh to name just a few. What Google needs to do is specify the venue size and then I bet there would be great feedback here.
Even though some of these cities are 5/6 hour road round trips for me they are a darned site easier than getting to London and back...I can be in Schipol airport faster than just hitting the M25 car park! And if you don't know what that means Schipol is in The Netherlands the other side of the North Sea.
Why tie us to expensive city centres when the Internet supposedly should have set us all free from these extortionate places?
Get the right hotel, have an evening do followed by a day of workshops and I'll be there...you have to make the trip worthwhile because the cost of travelling in Europe is horrendous.