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.


> Cheers,
> Brooke

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