European Triode Festival
One of the nicer sides of the world wide web are the many fora (forums for non latin speakers) where solder slingers and lovers of vacuum tubes can meet and greet and prove themselves how clever they are.
ETF.03 … 05
But all those virtual meetings are somewhat anemic. That's why Wolfgang Braun and yours truly founded and organized the European Triode Festival a.k.a. ETF.03, ETF.04 and ETF.05 in Langenargen, Germany. MJ mag published a story on ETF.04 that I offer for download as PDF although I don't understand a word of it as it's written in Japanese… The event very quickly established itself as the worldwide gathering of triode lovers. But organising the festival became such a pain that we gladly let others take over after three years.
ETF.06 … 08
In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Guido Tent organized the ETF in Biezenmortel, The Netherlands. The events in Holland served to enhance the prestige of ETF but also wore out Guido and his co-organizers. Time for fresh blood…
ETF.09 … 11
The next three ETFs were held in Stella in the north of France (Pas de Calais region). The location was a bit remote, the weather so-so (ie cold, wet and windy), but the lectures were great and the food was OK.
Back to Germany… The ETF.12 will be in Berlin in November 2012.
official ETF website
ETF in Wikipedia