[Board] Travel Expenses

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 13:53:19 PDT 2012

On 29/08/2012 11:19 PM, Eli Adam wrote:
> FYI: In addition to US per diem rates,
> http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21287, there is also the State
> Departmenthttp://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp  for the whole
> world.  Although I'm sure these both have flaws, using this or
> something similar avoids the difficulty of selecting an amount for
> each place or an absolute amount that works in many areas.  This also
> removes any debate about the 'appropriateness' of selecting this hotel
> or that hotel.  Other Counties probably offer similar websites.

This is a useful guide thanks.
As has been noted by others, such a guide is a starting point. Each 
presenter is welcome to offer to waive costs.
I'd also like to include payment for the speaker, to cover their lost 
income. In many cases this can be waived, but it should be written down 
in the first instance so that it is recognised that the speaker is being 
generous by not receiving payment.

Jeff, any chance you could start a first draft of this page as a wiki?

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