Would you be interested in a keynote about World Wide Grid? This was
one of the ideas we had when discussing this topic in our meeting.
For the people who asked: Tim Berners-Lee is to expensive for us
(think alone of the travel costs from USA).
Conference dinner proposal:
Rillettes de saumon sur saladine
Supreme de poulet “provencale”
Entremet aux fruits
Terrine de Rouget
Longe de veau rotie au Noilly Prat
Salade de fruits rouges
Salade estivale (jambon cru/melon)
Cornet de truite aux petits legumes
Garniture de saison selon le choix
No proposal for the vegetarian menu yet.
lunch will not be included for several reasons. The prices for lunch
have a wide range. From simple sandwich to a full blown lunch
everything is possible. Providing coupons we would limit for example
in Restaurant 1 the choice to the standard menus Proton, Neutron
(what else should meals for physicists be named after ;-)) and
vegetarian. And because we will not get any rebates (too bad) we
decided to exclude lunch from the conference fee.
So what's included then:
- a personal folder with information about the conference, the site...
- coffee breaks (coffee, tee, croissant, juice, water, biscuits)
- conference dinner
- access cards (yes. we probably have to pay for stupid plastic cards
to access the cern area)
- guided tour to one of the big experiment areas for 100 participants.
- some infrastructure (e.g. a room with terminals for people without
This makes in total costs of roughly 65 Euro per Person. Could be 2
Euros more or less. Some items are not yet clear. I know - it's a lot
Then we have the expenses for Keynote speakers and grants for some
speakers. Extrapolated from the numbers I got for last year it's
about 8000 Euro.
With a low estimate of 250 participants that would make (together
with 1000 printed stuff, 1000 reserve) about 25,000 Euro to finance
the conference at the local site.
My conservative idea for the fees (new/old):
50/70 Euro for Speakers (yes. cheaper than our costs per person.
Otherwise it would be more expensive than last year if you think of
65/100 Euro (early bird)
100/150 Euro (normal)
150/200 Euro (at door)
120/160 Euro (early bird)
190/220 Euro (normal)
240/270 Euro (at door)
I based my calculation on these numbers:
75 early birds
25 early bird students
If we scale this up to 300 participants the fees could be reduced a lot.
A simple but nice looking website for PR about europython in general,
with some information about the past conferences and a link to the
new one. I will help with the content (which is already there in parts).
All other information is on our local website at CERN. But there we
are a little bit limited in matters of eye-candy layouts. That's the
reason why I think we need such a website.
We have to discuss the deadlines for talk submission, early birds,
normal registration etc. And we need a deadline for announcing the
Official Europython Society stuff:
Would it make sense to open a bank account somewhere in a country
with the Euro? The next conference will probably be in another "Euro-
Country". Now with an account in Sweden it will be a conversion from
Euro to Swedish Crowns, then back to Euro and some Swiss francs.
That's waste of money.
That's all for the moment. Waiting for your comments :-)
> My conservative idea for the fees (new/old):
> 50/70 Euro for Speakers (yes. cheaper than our costs per person.
> Otherwise it would be more expensive than last year if you think of
> the lunch.)
We had absolutely loads of speakers last year, which is fun in some
ways but hurt the bottom line. I think we should feel free to charge
them more (PyCon charges speakers full price, and doesn't seem short
of talks. I'm not sure we should go that far).
Strangely enough I saw just such a beast at the grocery store
last night. Starbucks sells Javachip. (It's ice cream, but that
shouldn't be an obstacle for the Java marketing people.)
-- Jeremy Hylton, 29 Apr 1997
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On Jan 23, 2006, at 5:33 PM, Michael Hudson wrote:
> Benedikt Hegner <[hidden email]> writes:
>> My conservative idea for the fees (new/old):
>> 50/70 Euro for Speakers (yes. cheaper than our costs per person.
>> Otherwise it would be more expensive than last year if you think of
>> the lunch.)
> We had absolutely loads of speakers last year, which is fun in some
> ways but hurt the bottom line. I think we should feel free to charge
> them more (PyCon charges speakers full price, and doesn't seem short
> of talks. I'm not sure we should go that far).
I agree with your point. Equally, we have some people that put in
talk submissions not because they plan to do a good job on their
talk, but rather they just want a lower fee. Negative incentive. :^)