On Mar 25, 2010, at 3:07 AM, Spencer Dawkins wrote:
So a month ago, I was wondering about something like
one day pass: $300
two day pass: $500
all week pass: $645 or whatever I paid this time
We might (in some cases, please see below for details) want to give some
people a break sometimes, but quickly move most people to a full-week rate.
NOW: please forget all my math long enough to think about these points:
We seem to be awash in a sea of unintended consequences, not all good and
not all bad, so tuning may be helpful.
If the goal is to provide access to the IETF for first-time attendees, maybe
we should make day passes available for first-time attendees.
If the goal is to make sure that unemployed chairs, working group draft
editors, and maybe even I-star members can come to IETF and contribute
seriously to getting work done, maybe we should have an application
procedure requesting a reduced registration price for the full week, similar
to what we have for students today.
I have to wonder about this. Unless the meeting happens to be close to home,
the travel costs are going to dominate your expenses. If you are from
California, getting to Anaheim may be cheap, but getting to Maastricht in July
is different. I tried Expedia with LAX-AMS-LAX. Cheapest I could find was $1530
for the week, and flying for a day makes it even more expensive - over $2000.
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