GUADEC and aKademy will possibly be arranged together in 2009. As the events are looking for a venue, we at COSS (Centre for Open Source Solutions Finland) decided to apply to have the events in Tampere, Finland.
Tampere is an old industrial city situated between two lakes. It has quite good flight connections (including Ryanair) to Europe, and fast rail link to nearby Helsinki which is the big hub for Finnair. COSS is a seasoned conference organizer with good connections to local and country-level instances, and as venue we can have the University of Tampere campus.