[OSGeo-Conf] Open open source, reduce registration fees.

David William Bitner bitner at dbspatial.com
Thu Feb 9 08:08:00 PST 2017

Size matters.

While common sense would seem to say that as the number of participants go
up, the cost per participant should go down. This is not the case as
getting above the 600 participant and especially near the 1000 participant
mark drastically limits the choice of venues and usually includes things
like required food minimums with venue specific catering.

This is why it is soooo important for us to both keep our flagship large
event going (even if it may put some folks off with the cost) as well as to
encourage smaller regional events where we can keep registration AND travel
costs down and approachable to more people.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:01 AM, Venkatesh Raghavan <venka.osgeo at gmail.com>

> On 2/10/2017 12:24 AM, Ian Turton wrote:
>> On 9 February 2017 at 14:29, Venkatesh Raghavan <venka.osgeo at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
> if you can find local conferences that can be attended for $60 per person
>> then
>> great but it's irrelevant to the cost of the global meeting.
> As a participant of the global meeting, it is relevant to me (and many
> others I know) as I think the present registration costs are too high.
> Venka
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David William Bitner
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