[OSGeo-Conf] Invitation to hear your wisdom about FOSS4G 2015

till.adams at fossgis.de till.adams at fossgis.de
Tue Sep 22 04:33:52 PDT 2015

Hi Steven,

your thoughts were exact ours ;-)

The idea with the special benefit is the one that also came to my mind. 
We'll think about that - I think we are planning lots of 
side-activities, so thism ight be a suitable way.

Regards, Till

Am 2015-09-22 13:10, schrieb Steven Feldman:
> The challenge is to provide some real incentives for early
> registration - price seems the obvious one but it creates 2 problems
> either you discount price levels to such a low level that you might
> lose money on early bird delegates or you artificially increase the
> price of non early birds to create the differential and discourage
> late bookers. Neither is ideal.
> One lesson from both past FOSS4Gs and other events is not to extend
> the early bird deadline, this results in a loss of confidence in any
> limited offers and encourages the expectation that there will be
> further extensions so there is no need to book early. If an event
> needs to offer an incentive after the early bird has expired there 
> are
> several other ways to offer a similar (but slightly smaller discount)
> e.g. book for 2 or more delegates and get x% discount off second
> delegate
> Maybe a better option is to offer some other benefits to early birds?
> Limited t-shirt? A free day of workshops? Privileged access to
> something?
>  ______
> Steven
>> On 22 Sep 2015, at 09:41, till.adams at fossgis.de [1] wrote:
>> Hi Cameron, Sanghee,
>> indeed, I also was surprised by then umber of late entries - and
>> marked for me the lesson "don't get nervous" ...
>> On the other side, for any LOC it is better to have as much
>> attendees as needed to save uop the financing of the event ASAP, so
>> I think it's worth thinking about, how to attract more people for
>> early registering. It looks like, that price of early bird is not
>> the mechanism that works....
>> Any ideas on that welcome!
>> Regards, Till
>> Am 2015-09-21 23:16, schrieb Cameron Shorter:
>>> Hi Sanghee, great data that you have added to the spreadsheet.
>>> Thanks.
>>> I've created a chart from it, and filled in missing dates so the
>>> chart
>>> doesn't look distorted.
>>> Would I be right in assuming that there was no change in numbers
>>> for the
>>> new dates I've added?
>>> Very interesting to see how many late entries you had sign up. Do
>>> you
>>> have an idea on why that is the case? (Maybe a question to answer
>>> in
>>> your lessons learned)
>>> Also great to see so many people registering from Korea. This is
>>> in line
>>> with an international trend for FOSS4G where we find that a
>>> significant
>>> proportion of attendees are local or regional, and a good reason
>>> for
>>> continuing to move FOSS4G around the world.
>>> On the data, there seems to be a mismatch between total Korean
>>> attendees
>>> and sum(Korean attendees). 253 vs 257. Have you made a typo
>>> somewhere?
>>> I'd also be interested to see the percentage of attendees from
>>> Asia vs
>>> Rest of the world, in order to answer the question: Would an Asian
>>> country attract attendees from neighbors? If you have the data,
>>> maybe
>>> add another "Asia" column.
>>> Regarding getting Lessons Learned collated, there is no timeline
>>> for
>>> this, and not essential to collect, but is very valuable for
>>> future events.
>>> Warm regards,
>>> Cameron
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