Re: [guadec-list] Registration fees

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006, Ludovic Danigo wrote:

> <warning> TROLL INSIDE </warning>
> --- Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com> a écrit :
> > On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 08:57 +0100, Quim Gil wrote:
> > 2.2 Aim for free registration. Try to budget for
> > this and try to get
> > enough sponsorship for it, but don't promise it
> > unless it's likely.
> That's something I never understood: why GUADEC has
> always been that expensive ? And I personally think

Is it expensive?  I've never been to GUADEC, but AFAIK it's not
expensive at all, compared to any other _real_ technical
conference.  I mean conferences, not trade shows.  Ottawa Linux
Symposium for example, is 150CAD for an early-bird student
registration.  This is the complete list:

Early Conference Registration	$300.00	2006-03-07
Early Conference Registration - Student (ID Required)	$149.00	2006-03-07
Early Conference Registration	$350.00	2006-05-01
Early Conference Registration - Student (ID Required)	$200.00	2006-05-01
Conference Registration	$500.00	2006-07-01
Conference Registration - Student (ID Required)	$250.00	2006-07-01
Late Conference Registration	$750.00	none
Late Conference Registration - Student (ID Required)	$275.00	none

OLS is a high-profile technical 4-day packed conference. Desktop
Developers Conference which is a shorter small 2-day conference
is around $70 for early-bird students.  I don't get into more
business and buzzword related conferences, like the Unicode
conference that is like 500USD for early-bird *speakers*, and
goes to above 1000USD...

So, no, GUADEC is not expensive.  It's just not a free trade
show.  If somebody is hesitant to pay like $50 to attend GUADEC,
I'm not sure it's the best show^wconference for them to go to.

Same thing about accomodation...


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