There are three reasons to stay at the conference hotel, even though it
might not be the cheapest option:
1) You can roll out of bed and into the session;
2) More opportunities for out of band discussions; and
3) There is very likely a hotel commit involved, meaning that the
organizers have committed to a certain number of rooms per night in order
to get free or discounted meeting rooms, hospitality rooms and other
services. Performance on room commits can be used as a bargaining chip for
Everyone knows that budget is always a big consideration, and not everyone
can or will stay at the conference hotel.
On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 6:16 AM, BWS Johnson <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> > I am happy to announce that we have secured the venue and dates for
> > Code4Lib 2014! The conference will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
> > in downtown Raleigh, NC on March 24 - 27, 2014. Preconferences will be
> > held Monday March 24, and the main conference on Tuesday March 25 - 27.
> Hooray, that's sort of close. Maybe I'll be able to pit fight my own
> place next year.
> > Finally, the hotel has the capacity to host all of the attendees, and
> > negotiated a rate of $159/night that includes wireless access in the
> > rooms. Hotel reservations will be able to made after you register using
> > the information provided in your registration confirmation. We will be
> > publishing more details as become available.
> Ruh oh. This was rather shocking. Perhaps you might wish to show them
> a hotels.com search, which puts your $159 just over the Hilton and about
> double other places in the vicinity. I'm sure it's nice and all that, but
> uh, perhaps they would be willing to come down seeing as how we're sending
> a boatload of traffic their way.
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