[Yapc-na-organizers] Corporate Pricing

Joshua McAdams joshua.mcadams at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 20:26:29 PDT 2008

Please, please do a corporate rate.  Around $1100 to $1500 should be a
sweet spot.  The problem is that a lot of the larger corporations,
especially financial institutions, will approve a $1500 expense
because that is a standard training cost, but a $100 expense isn't
standard and is hard to explain.  If you want to make it easier on the
many (remember Richard's visit to the Money conference) financial Perl
users, this is a good way to be accommodating.

All that you need for a corporate package is to have a special
networking session where all of the corporate attendees and some
members of TPF get together for a few hours.  This would fit nicely
into the typically open Monday night spot.  It's not fraudulent....
companies pay tons for special access and professional networking.
This is just facilitating that networking.  Other conferences do this
all of the time, we just haven't ever taken advantage of it. I was
actually told this again when I visited NY.pm tonight.  Go for it :)

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Robert Blackwell
<robert at robertblackwell.com> wrote:
> On Jun 26, 2008, at 9:55 PM, Bob Clancy wrote:
> I was thinking about what I thought would attact more corporate money on the
> train ride home this evening.  What kept coming to mind was a split
> conference/training program with professional teachers.  Corporate students
> would spend each morning in advanced training sessions and the afternoons
> attending conference sessions.  The morning conference sessions can be the
> more specialized "Perl community" sessions like Parrot/Perl6 or Perl
> Advocacy topics, and the afternoon conference sessions could be the more
> practical topics such as testing, perl program garage, etc.  I'm not sure
> whether this idea would work but I want to put the idea on the table for
> discussion and/or further brainstorming.
> --
> Bob
> Thanks I think that is a good thought on this.  I did hear some grumbling at
> YAPC about the early start this year but I think a longer day can be very
> good if you structure it well.  This could fit into a longer day plan as
> well.
> Thanks
> Robert
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