With all due respect, pre-conferences are optional. Some
pre-conferences have required,/will require registration to keep the
size manageable. If you can't justify the cost of sending your staff
to the preconferences, then don't.
Despite Gabe's link out to a past post, no one has pasted the
information directly to the thread. Here's a history of what I've
found in terms of pre-conference costs for past years:
* 2011: $15 for a half day session; CURATECamp Hackfest (full-day)
free, but sponsored by DLF
* 2010: $25
* 2009: $25
* 2008: free
* 2007: free
* 2006: N/A
If anyone takes issue with the "inclusion" of pre-conferences in the
registration fee, I will be happy to send your employer a postal money
order for $25 or something of comparable value.
Alternately, I can also do something productive, like make a donation
to the scholarship fund or the angel fund if there is a serious issue
with the cost.
Mark A. Matienzo
Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
Technical Architect, ArchivesSpace
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Timothy McGeary <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So based on these responses - can the costs of the pre-confs be separated
> out? Is there lunch provided? Is it only room rental?
> Either way, if it's going to be called a pre-conf, then the registration
> fee for the conference should only be charged for costs of the actual
> conference. Otherwise, don't call it a pre-conf and have a range of
> options that will encompass all who are registering.
> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Edward M. Corrado <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Cowles, Esme <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > The CURATEcamp hackfest last year was free (sponsored by DLF):
>> > http://curatecamp.org/node/21
>> > -Esme
>> Not really free if it was sponsored by DLF, no?
>> > --
>> > Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]>
>> > "In Lydia's imagination, a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility
>> > earthly happiness." -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
>> > On 11/9/2011, at 3:16 PM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:
>> >> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:01 PM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]>
>> >>> I don't think that we have charged for pre-conferences in previous
>> >>> years, have we?
>> >> Yes, we have. We've even had people want to come to the preconference
>> >> (and pay the preconference charge) but not attend the regular
>> >> conference. :-)
>> >>> I am pretty sure that we haven't charged for
>> >>> hackfests.
>> >> Have we had hackfests in the past?
>> >> Kevin
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