[OSGeo-Conf] Invitation to hear your wisdom about FOSS4G 2015
shfeldman at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 05:39:06 PDT 2015
> On 22 Sep 2015, at 12:58, b.j.kobben at utwente.nl wrote:
> Hi all,
> Seeing that workshops are usually popular, and place is actually limited,
> this seems to me an obvious candidate for getting people in early.
> Something like "discounted workshops if booking before date x", or
> "popular workshop y only available for early bookers"...
> Barend Köbben
> Senior Lecturer ITC-University of Twente
> PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands)
> On 22-09-15 13:33, "till.adams at fossgis.de" <till.adams at fossgis.de> wrote:
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> Maybe a better option is to offer some other benefits to early birds?
>>> Limited t-shirt? A free day of workshops? Privileged access to
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