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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: apachecon eu speaker subsidies
Date Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:42:02 GMT
If I  am correct, waiving the entrance fee diminishes (eats into) the
revenue stream, not adding to the cost.

2012/7/30 Nick Burch <nick@apache.org>

> On 30/07/12 18:52, Marcel Offermans wrote:
>
>> On Jul 30, 2012, at 19:26 , Nick Burch wrote:
>>
>>  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?
>>> * Keep the discount on the conference fee for all speakers, but offer to
>>> cover several nights in one of the cheaper nearby hotels, for those
>>> speakers who aren't being covered by their work but who also aren't
>>> eligible for TAC funding?
>>>
>>
>> I would be in favor of free tickets. To be honest, I think it would be
>> stupid to have speakers pay for the conference. I might have missed
>> something, but wasn't the venue completely sponsored?
>>
>
> Speakers can have a free ticket if they promise not to eat anything....
> ;-) The venue is fully sponsored, food and other costs are not
>
> We potentially could make the speaker tickets free, but likely at the
> expense of being able to offer accommodation. For those who are likely to
> be speaking and won't be having the whole lot paid for by your employers,
> which is likely to matter most to you?
>
> Nick
>
>

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