So, if you want very brief feedback, the trip to Central Europe can be very long for some, as in, from someparts, it can take 1 or 2 full days on public transport.
If you want longer feedback, there are a few issues to not feel more enthusiastic or prepared to spend 2 to 4 days travelling for a meeting.
For me, the main reason is that, maybe I have not learnt enough tech, or maybe the tech I know has grown too old. I don’t understand some of the issues. I also haven’t managed to get discourse to send me an email with each new message sent here, so I only come and see messages when receiving a reminder and having time coincide so I come and catch up.
And then it is the vaguety of things we can do and collaborate with. I am in a group that only takes donations and will never have a salaried person. So, all this travelling, and whatever other activities I may engage with this network, for me they are always expenses. Never income, never an investment with some hope of remote payback. Which is fine , it is how aktivix has always worked, but it is not an incentive to invest so much energy to have a presential meeting with people from collectives with a different philosophy, i.e. people who either have their traveling expenses paid, and/or count the days they spend on this meeting as working days, and/or consider this expense as one investment in the context of business.
I don’t mean to question the nature of the network, I am only expressing why I would not put a lot more of energy on this, at the same time as being very interested in its success and citing it as a reference for people who are looking for some kind of ethical hosting possibility