[OSGeo-Conf] Final proposal for hosting FOSS4G 2015 in Seoul, Korea

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Sun May 4 13:57:55 PDT 2014


Thanks for your proposal.

Others have raised questions about the venue, organisation etc. I am going to focus on the budget, boring stuff for many but a topic that I understand well based on our experience in 2013.

Your three scenarios include a 10% allowance for non paying attendees. Who are these non payers?
You mention offering a 50% discount for delegates from low income countries but this discount does not appear in your figures. Have you modelled the likely number and cost.
Do you intend to offer a special rate for students and/or volunteers?
Your sponsorship forecast looks very high to me based on our experience in 2013. A 20% reduction in sponsorship turns your small surplus into a loss.
The guideline ‘full conference’ price is $600. Can you explain why you have chosen an ‘early bird’ of $364 and a regular of $455?
Will you be seeking any financial underwriting or guarantee from OSGeo?

Best regards

On 28 Apr 2014, at 18:45, Sanghee Shin <shshin at gaia3d.com> wrote:

> Dear FOSS4G Selection Committee, 
> On behalf of LOC, it's my great honor and pleasure to submit this final proposal for hosting FOSS4G 2015 in Seoul, Korea. 
> Please note that some major changes has been made including venue, dates and co-organizer from our first LOI. 
> I attached final proposals and budget estimation here. However I'd like to give you an executive summary as follows:
> 1. Venue : Seoul COEX
> 2. Preferred Dates : 14th Sep to 19th Sep, 2015.
> 3. Regular registration fee : KRW 500,000(USD 455) including VAT
> 4. Will organize 'FOSS4G Asia Special Session'
> 5. Want to introduce 'Half for low-income countries scheme'. For details, see page 24 in the proposal. Need talks with OSGeo board. 
> We are ready to answer to your questions about our proposal. Let's start the talks. 
> Thanks and regards, 
> Sanghee
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