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

Paul Ramsey pramsey at opengeo.org
Wed Jun 2 19:54:54 EDT 2010

We do, and 1200 is a perfectly reasonably maximum, it would still be
almost 2x the size of the previous North America event, and a grand
success if we manage it.


On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 7:15 PM, 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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