[Yapc-na-organizers] The Numbers

Richard Dice rdice at pobox.com
Wed Mar 21 11:09:32 PDT 2007

T-shirt numbers were a huge issue for me.  I ended up being about 50 shirts
short in Toronto in 2005.  I was really cautious (maybe paranoid?) about the
budget so I planned for the "expected case", and I had 50 more people show
up than I thought would. (The # who showed up was my "It will blow my mind
if this many people show up" case.)

Ordering 50 more shirts than you think you'll need will probably cost about
$250.  Which in the grand scheme of things isn't a big deal.  Selling extra
ones at the auction - it's a good thing!  They'll sell well (and for good $)
if you get "celebrities" at the conference to autograph them.


On 3/21/07, Will Willis <will.willis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Forgive me if this has already been mentioned in this list or on some
> other resource.
> Where do we get our attendance numbers from? With registrations
> spiking near the end of registration, how do we give estimates to
> vendors/sponsors today, or even on June 1? I asked Metro to ship us
> enough bus routes for 400 attendees. However, items like T-shirts are
> another matter, we probably want to have a slight surplus early on to
> cover at-the-door registrations and demand for those that want more
> than one shirt, but not more than we're able to sell throughout the
> conference.
> Any suggestions from seasoned veterans out there?
> -Will
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