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

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Jun 3 09:40:42 EDT 2010

>> 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.


My opinion is that 1200 is quite a reasonable cap.  While there might be
some small chance we could exceed this number, I rather go for the mid-sized
venue and keep costs and complexity more managable.

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