Re: [guadec-list] Registration fees


I asked Mikael Snaprud, one of the organizers of the GUADEC 2004, how
they handle the fees and costs. Here is his answer, I hope this will
inspire the discussion. :D



Am Mittwoch, den 15.02.2006, 21:18 +0100 schrieb Mikael Snaprud: 
> Hi Keywan,
> Keywan Najafi Tonekaboni wrote:
> >Hi Mikael and Nils,
> >
> >how are you both? I hope you are fine. Maybe you can remember me, I was
> >a volunteer on the really nice GUADEC on Kristiansand. It was very good
> >organized and also friendly to people without much money (like me ;-]).
> >  
> >
> Sure we remember you. Good to hear from you.
> >I want to ask you, how you managed it. Did you offered financial help to
> >the speakers (for travel) and volunteers. I remember you offered me
> >sponsoring for my airplane ticket. 
> >  
> >
> Many speakers covered their own tickets. Those who requested support 
> received it.
> >What about registration fee's for students or other people with little
> >budget, was their discount or help? Did you have special sponsoring from
> >companies, university or goverment, to help people with travel costs and
> >registation fees?
> >  
> >
> There was both a discount, and travel support offered.
> When registering you could indicate category that was associated with a 
> particiaption fee.
> I think we used professional and student/hobbyist as categories.
> Yes, we did get a number of sponsors including the University College 
> (no rental cost), the local municipality, some Norwegian companies etc.
> The international sponsors were managed by GNOME foundation.
> >I just wondering, because their is a discussion on the guadec
> >mailinglist about fee's for the next GUADEC. And I want to have some
> >facts, before I say my opinion.
> >  
> >
> I think it is essential to make sure that those who cannot afford a full 
> price can still participate.
> Thanks,
> Mikael

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