[Yapc-na-organizers] Attendance Numbers for past YAPC::NA
bob.clancy at verizon.net
Thu May 7 07:10:45 PDT 2009
At the end of my messages, I meant to say "non-flying" attendees.
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Bob Clancy <bob.clancy at verizon.net> wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> Those graphs look much flatter than I would have thought they would
> have been. (I only glanced quickly at them.) I was expecting a very big
> tail at the end. I've volunteered locally for http://www.agilebazaar.orgin producing and hosting two recent two day weekend seminars. We open
> registration 10 weeks prior to the event with periodic price step increases
> every two weeks. That helps to get more earlier registrations which helps
> to predict demand so we can adjust mid marketing/registration window if
> needed. In the recent economy, we found that less people were attending,
> but I think the low-priced seminar/conference market (hosted at
> colleges/institutions) is going better than privately run
> conferences/seminars at hotels. The biggest cost for a YAPC attendee is
> probably airfare and time off from work. Increasing the publicity channels
> also helps as well as local merketing near the end to your "non-flting"
> potential attendees.
> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Jim Brandt <cbrandt at buffalo.edu> wrote:
>> Here are some crude graphs I made up years ago when I wanted to see how
>> much I should panic when registrations were low in May:
>> I believe 2004 was 241.
>> Note that there is some variance in counting rules (counting people who
>> registered but didn't come, etc.) over the years and different systems were
>> used before ACT, so these numbers are a bit slippery.
>> The last 2 years should be in ACT.
>> Robert Blackwell wrote:
>>> I am wondering of we have official attendance counts for past YAPC::NA.
>>> I am exploring doing a graph to show at YAPC|10.
>>> If someone is the keeper of the official numbers please let me know.
>>> Thank you much
>>> Robert Blackwell
>>> YAPC-NA-organizers mailing list
>>> YAPC-NA-organizers at pm.org
>> Jim Brandt
>> The Perl Foundation
>> email: cbrandt at perlfoundation.org
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> Bob Clancy
> 9 Lives Software Engineering
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