Thanks for the clarification Tony - just as well really as I've canvassing quite heavily Of the hundreds onsite the best I can get is a 'maybe', unfortunately one maybe is a long way from eight definites
Unfortunately I was made redundant yesterday and the company I worked for have informed me that they cannot afford to pay me my last months wages so I have had to withdraw from this and the Advanced Arctic course, so that is one less name on the list.
I dare say BCE will give the whole thing a bit of post-mortem at some point. Timing has been mentioned a couple of times and I think the Bardufoss connection vagaries may have contributed also. I'm fairly certain the minimum numbers were chosen to make the project financially viable but even with an audience of several thousand, getting 15 people to commit to something on the same date can be incredibly difficult - I'm equally sure that the term 'like herding cats' was first coined by an event organiser!