Re: Travel Subsidy Policy
- From: Pockey Lam <pockey beijinglug org>
- To: Mario Behling <mb mariobehling de>
- Cc: asia-summit-list <asia-summit-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Travel Subsidy Policy
- Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:01:35 +0800
That's true if the applicants are in somewhere closer to Vietnam... we
can leave the budget to sponsor more speakers.
In this case, it's better to mention the subsidies are depending on the
location of the applicants then.
>From the subsidy application form of last year, applicants needed to
show invoices or receipts when getting the subsidies. Maybe it's better
to get a boarding pass / train tickets and so on to show where they are
On Fri, 2009-10-16 at 17:31 +0700, Mario Behling wrote:
> I agree, good idea. I would like to focus on Asian people or Western
> contributors based in Asia. My experience is that people who have been
> a while to Asia can also usually better adapt their talks to local
> listeners (e.g. style of communication and simple English).
> A) Ergo: I would say, lets announce that we support speakers with
> travel subsidies of up to 400,- USD from Asia and up to 800,- USD from
> B) Lets not say how much money we will put in. We might be able to put
> in more even later and we might be able to support some people already
> with less money. For example, we are talking to some contributors from
> Cambodia. The bus ride costs just 12 USD from Phnom Penh. It is
> already good to support them with 50 USD for the trip. How about we
> announce that we support up to 40 speakers to apply for travel grants?
> What do you think? My goal is to get as many people together here as possible.
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 4:35 PM, Emily Chen <emilychen522 gmail com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Sponsor our speaker is very import to make Summit more valuable and success.
> > We have save some money from Summit 2008, I would like to use $5000 to
> > sponsor our speakers. Since we don't have a big money, we should think about
> > use the money wisely and carefully.
> > The general idea is sponsor speakers' flights, we will try to cover most of
> > their flights. So for people come from Asia country, we plan to sponsor
> > $400, for people come from US, European or other country far away from Asia,
> > we can sponsor $1000. Since we only have $5000, we can distribute the money
> > in below ways:
> > 1) 1 * $1000, 10 * $400
> > 2) 2 * $1000, 7 * $400
> > This is a initial idea, I would like to hear more member's opinion about it.
> > After we set the travel subsidy policy, we should announce it on our website
> > and mail list to call for more speakers.
> > I also attached a format of travel subsidy we used last year.
> > Comments? Thoughts?
> > Thanks,
> > -Emily
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