SCALE Moves Up!
In order to accommodate its steady growth over the past few years, the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) will move to a new home in the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, starting with SCALE 9X in 2011.
The new venue – larger than SCALE’s former home for the last four years at the Westin Los Angeles Airport – will allow SCALE to expand its offerings at SCALE 9X, slated for Feb. 25-27, 2011.
“We are excited about our new home at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport hotel, and the opportunities it allows us to pursue,” said SCALE chairman Ilan Rabinovitch. “The larger venue will allow SCALE to provide more co-hosted community events and conference activities over the next few years.”
In addition to the larger floor space for the expo, the Hilton has larger speaker rooms to allow more participants per specialty conference track. The Hilton also has more rooms than the Westin, so SCALE’s new home can more easily accommodate out-of-town attendees spending the weekend at the expo.
While the event is moving to a new facility, Rabinovitch said that he and the SCALE staff are grateful for the hospitality and services the Westin provided over the years.
“The toughest part about leaving the Westin was the relationships we had built with the people there. The Westin had become like a second home, and their staff were true partners in making SCALE a success,” Rabinovitch said. “The move to the Hilton was entirely based on cost and space availability.”