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

Gert-Jan van der Weijden gert-jan at osgeo.nl
Tue Sep 22 07:03:07 PDT 2015

Same goes for the BaseCamp hostel: a lot of peeple seem very  
enthousiast about this wonderful place to stay, and the number of  
places (120) here is limited as well
(although I realize it's a bit complicated to make a package deal of  
the FOSS4G registration and the BaseCamp registration)

I also like Steven's suggestion to do a "buy 2, get 1 extra for half  
price" discount (or similar "enterprise-discounts").



Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> schreef:

> Good idea
> ______
> Steven
>> 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
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>> Barend Köbben
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>> PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede (Netherlands)
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>> 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
>>>> 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

Gert-Jan van der Weijden
Voorzitter Stichting OSGeo.nl

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