Oh yes! And I *do* hope there will be some enlightenment, and not just
heat..... it's easy to spend all the time nitpicking over some
10.000-dollar line item, when the smallest change needed to get the
situation fixed runs into the hundreds of thousands.....
and i agree. which is why i'd like to see some apples-to-apples comparisons
to answer questions like this:
how much is the food subsidy really costing us? could we simply cover the
gap by bumping the registration cost by another $100/meeting? (which is the
conclusion i come to after reading pekka's email)
what kind of a deal can we get if we do a multi-year contract with a hotel
in the "off" season? i.e., minneapolis in january, dallas in july.
does the cost of having meetings outside the continental us mean that we
should be charging a significantly higher attendence fee when we have
meetings there? or, should we simply have fewer of them outside the
i think that each of these three things have implications in the six
ps: and i still favor cutting back access to basic connectivity and nothing