[Foss4g2008loc] conference numbers

Dave Patton davep at confluence.org
Wed Nov 7 15:32:28 EST 2007

Paul Ramsey wrote:

> I have a related concern on workshops and presentations, on whether the 
> distance factor is going to substantially suppress the amount of of 
> participation and abstract submissions.  As someone pointed out, the 
> conference doesn't exist without content, and we depend on our 
> presenters to provide that content gratis (not only gratis, we expect 
> them to pay to get in! :)

For FOSS4G2007, some people received discounts:

If there is a concern that distance will impact the
number and type of workshop/lab/presentation submissions,
then perhaps the amount, type, and distribution of
discounts should be different for 2008?

Should the LOC consider having an "invitee" discount?
For example, if by the submission deadline there are
no (workshop/lab/presentation) submissions for a particular
popular topic, do you have a 'second round' where you
invite submissions from a select group of potential
candidates, and if a submission from an invitee is accepted,
then they receive some additional level of discount?

Dave Patton

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