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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 06:53:48 EDT 2010

I suspect that you would want to cap size, but it is hard to answer this 
without having some figures to base the answer upon.

For each venue, how much will the venue cost/delegate for 800, 1200, 
1600, 2000 people?

What is your best guess for number of attendees.
Note, in Sydney we originally thought we'd get 750 - 900 people. However 
we hadn't factored in the % of local people at the conference, which 
worked against Australia as our local population is relatively small. 
This should work in your favour in the US.

On 03/06/10 09:15, Eric Wolf 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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