we had a lot of different ideas on how much tickets should cost. Ranging
from free to 100.
We can't make it free as people won't show up and we'll sell out too
We can't make it too cheap as the conference will look "cheap" and
people might think it's not serious enough. They will also complain next
year(s) if the prices increase and they will definitely increase if we
want to bring international speakers.
We can't make it too expensive as that will make it hard to afford.
So we want to make it both affordable and not too cheap.
We can also have split tickets - whole conference, first day, hackathon.
Do not think about this as in terms of paying for venue or other stuff.
We should be able to break even with a help of sponsors.
Considering that the one day highland fling was £155 and Scottish Ruby
is £245 I think the minimum price for the whole conference should be
£80, one day £35, hackathon £25.
Venue costs are going to be finalized tomorrow, but don't think about
that when thinking tickets. My suggestion - think about how much you
would like to pay for a conference? And let me figure out if that price
is workable :) It's likely that even without tickets' costs sponsors
will make it brake even.
I'm thinking ~75.
Anything over our budget (any money left unspent) I'm going to report
here and give to charity or other conference.
On 05/02/12 19:13, Juozas wrote:
> And just a short note - 150 is a number of people who are going to be in
> the event. This includes speakers (12 likely), sponsors and organizers.
> We are going to have around 130 "real", as in people who will pay for
> tickets, attendees.
> Juozas Kaziukėnas
> On 05/02/12 19:09, Dale Harvey wrote:
>> My thinking was around £75 as well
>> On 5 February 2012 18:45, Paul Dragoonis <pa...@whiskyweb.co.uk
>> <mailto:drag...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>> I agree that 40GBP is reasonable in the middle.
>> 40 * 150 = 6000
>> Then you add on sponsors, that should be easy to break
>> even with a little
>> leg room for some fancy stuff at the end, such as
>> prizes for things.
>> Prizes could be random web/php books. Also whisky! or
>> whisky vouchers.
>> - Paul.
>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2012 at 5:49 PM,
I'm a fan of this too (and not just because I'm a fellow Pythonista). They use the same system for EuroPython, I've had one of each band as I've climbed up it over the last three years and it was all based on trust, nobody checked my student ID. It may be a little too complicated for this event but I think a corporate rate would at least be worth considering.
Remember we need ~2000 to spare to incur anything that can come up.
Remember we don't get have quotes for the equipment for Room 1.
We also don't have a quote for the Wifi services.
Also what about the second day's facilities, has it been booked? what
facilities are there? what facilities do we want to have there.
I think things need to formulate and get more quotes before we
consider dropping the price.
On 08/02/12 13:25, Paul Dragoonis wrote:
> I'm happy to lower the ticket costs to 50 if it mathematically makes sense.
> Remember we need ~2000 to spare to incur anything that can come up.
True, I will be able to afford this
> Remember we don't get have quotes for the equipment for Room 1.
> We also don't have a quote for the Wifi services.
Yes, mgdm is working on this
> Also what about the second day's facilities, has it been booked?
not yet, I assume it will be somewhere around 2-3k. Possibly informatics
forum can give it for free as it's a not for profit event. Some
co-working places should be able to help out too.
> facilities are there? what facilities do we want to have there.
Wifi, tables, chairs. Informatics Forum will be great
> I think things need to formulate and get more quotes before we
> consider dropping the price.
Yes, that's why I keep sending emails that we need quotes and numbers. I
can't do everything