[Yapc-na-organizers] Corporate Pricing

Robert Blackwell robert at robertblackwell.com
Thu Jun 26 20:41:48 PDT 2008

Wow great to know Josh.  I have to admit that over $1000.00 seemed a  
bit much to me but would be what we would need for the corporate world.

On Jun 26, 2008, at 11:26 PM, Joshua McAdams wrote:

> 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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