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

Sanghee Shin shshin at gaia3d.com
Wed May 7 03:19:35 PDT 2014

Dear Steven, 

Thank you for your inquiries. 

Here are our answers to your inquiries. 

1.Non payers are mainly from sponsors and supporters. We'll give them free passes as described in our budget estimation. And invited speakers also will be counted as non-payers. And as far as I know, workshop trainer is free. Isn't it? Anyway to be conservative, we put 10% allowance. 

2. Actually it's very hard to estimate that, since this will be the first time FOSS4G employing this policy. We assumed that number of delegates from low income countries will be less than 20. If you look over the low and low-middle countries from here http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups#Low_income , you may find that not so many delegates has attended FOSS4G so far. However I hope this 'half for low-income countries' be a tradition of FOSS4G. I believe that it can be a symbolic policy of disseminating FOSS4G spirits all around the world. 

3. Yep. We have a plan to offer discounted rate to students, but not to volunteers or LOC members. 

4, 5. Yep. We aimed high. We try to lower down the registration fee as low as possible to remove the barrier to FOSS4G 2015. Personally I think that recent years' FOSS4G registration fee is somewhat high that it excluded the attending from many countries. However I should admit that if we fail to achieve the sponsorship target, we may need to back to original recommended fee, that is USD 600. 

6. We don't think we need any underwriting or guarantee from OSGeo at the moment. 

Hope my answers increase your understanding on our proposal. 

Thanks and regards, 

Shin, Sanghee
Gaia3D, Inc. - Helping Earth Sustainable 
Tel : +82-(0)2-3397-3475
Fax : +82-(0)2-3397-3478

2014. 5. 4., 오후 10:57, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> 작성:

> Sanghee
> 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
> ______
> Steven
> 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
>> ---
>> Shin, Sanghee
>> Gaia3D, Inc. - Helping Earth Sustainable 
>> http://www.gaia3d.com 
>> Tel : +82-(0)2-3397-3475
>> Fax : +82-(0)2-3397-3478
>> <FOSS4G_2015_Seoul_Budget_Estimation.ods><FOSS4G_2015_Seoul_Proposal.pdf>_______________________________________________
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