On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:32:10PM -0800, Jon Cruz wrote:
I was wondering if would want to offer a travel subsidy to help get a
few people to our booth at SCALE 11x? We have a booth allocation, and
10 conference passes that go with it. At the moment I have just two
bodies committed (myself, and a talented assistant in my now college
student daughter), so more can be helpful. I live near enough so I
just drive on in.
Rooms at the hotel are listed for $112 a night, and a quick spot-check
on flights from the East Coast are in the $300-$400 range. Those might
be a good benchmark for the upper range on a normal expectation of how
far SCALE attendees might come. Sometimes even partial assistance can
help get people there who otherwise might be on the fence.
Sounds like a good idea to me.
Can you draft up some exact numbers, and details about who can qualify,
dates, amounts paid, etc. for us to do a vote on?
As a follow-up item, might we want to try coordinating for any other
shows during the year? I know we'd mentioned a few somewhere just
about a year ago, so this seems like a good time to consider/plan.
That would put the donations we've been collecting to better use than
sitting in a bank. Are you thinking we should establish a standard for
how sponsoring is done?