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From Mark Struberg <strub...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: apachecon eu speaker subsidies
Date Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:57:14 GMT
Folks, I know no single conference where the speakers have to pay for the conference itself.
That's just ridiculous.

The ride and hotel could be handled via the travel-help as we don't have the budget of other
big conferences - but tickets must be included.


----- Original Message -----
> From: Leif Hedstrom <zwoop@apache.org>
> To: apachecon-discuss@apache.org
> Cc: Steve Holden <steve@holdenweb.com>; Nick Burch <nick@apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 9:12 PM
> Subject: Re: apachecon eu speaker subsidies
> On 7/30/12 11:49 AM, Steve Holden wrote:
>>  On Jul 30, 2012, at 1:35 PM, Leif Hedstrom wrote:
>>>  On 7/30/12 11:26 AM, Nick Burch wrote:
>>>>  On 27/07/12 13:04, Tim Williams wrote:
>>>>>  What are the speaker subsidies for ApacheCon EU?  I assume the 
> show
>>>>>  ticket is covered.  Any hotel or travel?
>>>>  We may be able to extend that a bit further, depending on how the 
> final costs end up coming in at for a few things we're still waiting on. If 
> we do have some budget spare, what would people rather:
>>>>  * Free tickets for all speakers?
>>>  +1. Honestly, I think not providing free conference tickets for all 
> speakers is a little weak. This should not include any training sessions of 
> course.
>>  The intention is to make the conference more accessible to those who 
> don't get any support at all. Even OSCON doesn't give speakers a free 
> ride (each talk attracts some travel support and one hotel night). PyCon and 
> DjangoCon give no speaker support at all, other than to guarantee them the Early 
> Bird rate.
> No, not asking for a free ride. But I can't think of a conference I've 
> spoken at (including OSCON), where I had to pay the conference registration fee. 
> Not providing meals for speakers is ok IMO (but, don't count me as a vote, 
> odds are I will unfortunately not be able to attend AC EU).
> Cheers,
> -- Leif

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