LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.5

Help for CODE4LIB Archives


CODE4LIB Archives

CODE4LIB Archives


CODE4LIB@LISTS.CLIR.ORG


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

CODE4LIB Home

CODE4LIB Home

CODE4LIB  July 2013

CODE4LIB July 2013

Subject:

Re: Code4Lib 2014: Save the dates!

From:

Emily Lynema <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 1 Jul 2013 15:50:25 -0400

Content-Type:

text/plain

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

text/plain (104 lines)

Early signs point to attendees who register under government rates being
able to count toward our room block. We'll have "for sure" info on that at
time of registration. But it sounds like y'all can go for the government
rate if it's available to you; this hotel does have an amazing government
rate.

And yes, this price is a significant reduction over the standard nightly
rate for this hotel. And it does include wireless, which otherwise would be
$10/day, I believe.

As has been pointed out already, this location is primo downtown location,
which we chose for its walkability to restaurants and pubs. The Hilton on
the north side of town is not walkable to similar food / entertainment, nor
is there public transportation to make up the difference, which impacts the
room cost.

There are indeed cheaper hotels in the area, and we do assume that some
folks will book those cheaper hotels, as always happens. We encourage those
who can pay this reasonable rate to do so as we need to meet a certain
minimum requirement toward rooms as part of our agreement, otherwise we
begin to be charged extra for our meeting space.

We can always approach the hotel about the pricing, but the contract has
been signed so we really don't have any additional leverage at this point.


On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Tim McGeary <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> A few more factual follow-ups for reference:
>
> - The negotiation process was NOT easy and we explored many different
> venues.  We are not getting a raw deal.  Trust me, we had some raw deals
> offered.  This contract has a lot of things that help us keep our
> collective costs down and protect the conference.
>
> - The Hilton in Raleigh is not competitor geographically to the downtown
> hotels, which have their own conference spaces but also serve the Raleigh
> Convention Center across the street from both.
>
> - I am checking with CONCENTRA and the Sheraton about whether those booking
> with government rates can count toward our block.  The Sheraton conference
> manager is on vacation this week so it will be at least a week before I
> have an answer.  However, I do expect we have more government rate eligible
> attendees than hotels typically allocate for in any given situation.
>
> As Francis said, it is hard to convince hotels to trust a non-organization
> like Code4Lib.  But that's why we hired CONCENTRA for this year.  They do
> this all year long, for conferences big and small, and they know how to
> negotiate (as I saw and heard firsthand the past couple months).  And
> they'll be continuing to work with us through the end of the conference and
> all the bill paying that happens after the conference.
>
> We are in good hands, but as Roy said, please join the planning committee.
>  There is plenty of room!
>
> Tim
>
>
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 05:00:42AM -0700, BWS Johnson wrote:
> > >
> > > ??? Chicago is not Raleigh. I would expect to pay more in a major
> > metropolis than in the Southeast University market. Further, ALA's
> > continued to mystify me in the conference department, too. We are
> terrible
> > negotiators.
> >
> > Dunno about that. Given that we "the Code4lib we" do not exist as a
> > "real" (as in Taxman) organization. I suspect this years planners ran
> > into the same problems we did. This was articulated to us really well.
> > Our request for rooms compares to.
> >
> > We are having a wedding in Chicago in February and we promise 400 of our
> > family will be coming. It is hard to convince them otherwise. Now the
> > delicious irony was after the Conference they were wondering if we would
> > be returning to Chicago again in 2014.
> >
> > You can keep conference costs down in other ways by helping raise money
> > for sponsorships.
> >
> > http://code4lib.org/node/487
> >
> > regards,
> > ./fxk
> >
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Brooke
> > >
> >
> > --
> > No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
> >                 -- Eleanor Roosevelt
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Tim McGeary
> [log in to unmask]
> GTalk/Yahoo/Skype/Twitter: timmcgeary
> 484-294-7660 (cell)
>

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTS.CLIR.ORG

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager