[OSGeo-Conf] Do we want to cap size?

Lorenzo Becchi lorenzo at ominiverdi.com
Wed Jun 2 19:33:06 EDT 2010

Eric, the venue is the most expensive voice we have. We've bet to have the
best venue as possible. We have space to 1450 in the plenary room. It would
be a dream to close subscription before September :)

I still think we can reach at least 1000 in Barcelona and if you start your
promotion in time ,after that barcelona closes ;) , you can probably do even
the FOSS4G market is expanding, we are no more just a crew a geeks


On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 1:15 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> The folks at GITA pointed out that the larger venues cost more per person.
> What this means is if we need capacity for 2000 people, we basically have
> just two choices of venues in Denver that are both more expensive than if we
> cap attendance and use a smaller venue.
> Do we want to consider capping the number of attendees for FOSS4G 2011?
> This can potentially save a great deal of money if attendance isn't at the
> projected levels. If we cap attendance at 1200 people, it opens up three
> more potential venues.
> Unfortunately, this is a decision that needs to be made before FOSS4G 2010
> in Barcelona.
> -Eric
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