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Re: Host for NANOG 14 & modified NANOG Business Model (fwd)

  • From: Jared Mauch
  • Date: Tue Jun 30 17:45:36 1998

	The one thing you're probally forgetting is hotel costs.

	Rent enough space in a hotel to fit 500 people in.

	You can't bring outside food into there, you need to use
the hotel food.  (Or you can, but not in large quantities), unless
you're going to bus everyone somewhere else.

	I'd be interested in seeing the numbers also, but not in a
"where the hell are you spending my money" sort of fashion.  these
things have costs, how many hotel people were there to be our slaves?
quite a few.

	- Jared
	
On Tue, Jun 30, 1998 at 04:16:07PM -0500, James Rishaw wrote:
> Speaking for myself, nobody else:
> 
> >From: "William B. Norton" <wbn@merit.edu>
> 
> >We expect the new registration fee will increase from $150 (which covers
> >the percentages of the 3 NANOG staff) to between $250 and $300 which will 
> >cover all catering and A/V costs.  This will reduce the local host's
> >financial burden substantially and return the local host role to that of
> >providing local logistics support, the terminal room, and Internet
> >connectivity. 
> 
> Uhm.
> 
> My aunt runs a catering business.  *Good* weddings are $40 a plate.
> Two days, $80. Average three snickers bars ($1 each) and 6 cans of
> pop ($2) and you have a per-person food cost of $85.  Shirt $15,
> youre at $100.
> 
> This would mean, at 500 participants @ $250, the A/V cost is roughly
> $125,000.00 for two days?  Is ARIN running the A/V dept now?   *hides*
> (Kim we love ya)
> 
> >We have also been fortunate enough to have companies loan us technology for
> >the event.  For example, Bay has loaned routers and hubs and Cabletron has
> >loaned wireless equipment that folks liked so well. Many others have
> >contributed too.  The point is, we expect this type of support to continue,
> >so the load on the local host will similarly be reduced by these generous
> >community contributions. 
> 
> Registration costs just went from $100 to $150, now they're going to $250?
> With a 250% increase in costs over less than a year, I'd like to see where
> this money goes.. or even better, costs of previous NANOGs.
> 
> Not that I don't believe it, I just wonder.
> 
> -- 
> jamie rishaw (dal/efnet:gavroche)           American Information Systems, Inc.
>                    Tel:312.425.7140, FAX:312.425.7240
>        "Could you only justify a Pepsi, but took a Coke anyway?" -->
> -cjw@corp.home.net to kimh@arin.net, after kimh took the last Coke at NANOG 13

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