[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2011 Attendance Projections
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 07:03:54 EDT 2010
Up until this year, the number of abstracts submitted has been fairly
constant while attendance has changed. So # of abstracts doesn't seem to
be a good indicator.
Metrics available at:
On 03/06/10 12:45, Tyler Erickson wrote:
> Are there stats available on abstract submissions for the prior
> conferences? Seems like that might be a strong predictor of
> attendance (although the attendee/abstract ratio may likely be higher
> for locations that are easier to reach).
> - Tyler
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Lorenzo Becchi <lorenzo at ominiverdi.com
> <mailto:lorenzo at ominiverdi.com>> wrote:
> Sorry guys, I've lost this,
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:25 PM, Cameron Shorter
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Lorenzo, did you see this query?
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2011 Attendance Projections
> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 12:26:15 -0600
> From: Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> <mailto:ebwolf at gmail.com>
> To: conference <conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org>
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> I am starting to work on the attendance projections for 2011.
> Sorry I haven't gotten to it sooner. I've been wrapped up in
> other things over the long weekend.
> I'm going to start with Cameron's spreadsheet. I'm also going
> to start brainstorming on the Wiki.
> But first, do we have preliminary registration data for
> Barcelona? If we just have raw data, I'd be happy to crunch
> the numbers in the spreadsheet.
> to date we have 130 inscription.
> as we all know, looking at the great metrics Cameron created most
> of the subscription happens in the last 2 months. We are still 90
> days before our conference.
> Our very early bird (Jan 15) has been good to see the first money
> move and to check the registration platform. Very early deadlines
> help the group of the LOC to start to be effective.
> We have some very good sign from the abstract submission (more
> then 360) and the sponsorships (70% of the expected budget already
> It is supposed to be the worst year for the crisis but lots of
> companies are investing in the sponsorship and more are coming
> soon. It's an index of the growing interest in FOSS4G, IMO.
> There's still a lot to do. We still expect more then 1000
> attendees but at the moment we are only 130 and the volunteers :)
> if you need more stats I can get the raw data of the subscribers
> but I cannot see great stats for 130 pax.
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