[Chicago] dropping the ball and all

Michael Tobis mtobis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 17:08:34 CET 2007

The Dallas hotel had a room commitment; we can ask them but in my memory it
was something on the order of 200 rooms at $100 per night times four nights
or $80K. Since we are looking at an off season it seems not implausible that
we can get a comparable deal from a downtown hotel.

Of course we want it as late in the spring as PyCon will allow (for timing
reasons) and afford.


On 1/2/07, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com> wrote:
> Ted Pollari wrote:
> > Hey there Chipy peoples,
> >
> > So, due to the creeping death and a whole bunch of work related
> > whatever and...um, a flood, the black plague, avian flu, a stampede,
> > aliens, and other highly creative excuses, I completely dropped the
> > ball on getting anything done for the pycon bid.  I aim to change
> > that real quick and will have the promised venue requirement info
> > sheet posted as soon as I can spare a few minutes, which will
> > probably be this evening.
> >
> > -ted
> >
> On the subject, I talked to a friend who works for a convention services
> company.  for what we are doing, it will be worth the effort to talk face
> to
> face with whoever it is we are getting rates from.  I will be talking to a
> guy
> who has done many of these negotiations about PyCon as soon as I get some
> numbers I can run by him to get some tips for how to wheel and deal.
> So far I have 600 attendees and $150 reg fee.  which may be all there is.
> hoping to hear how many/how much $ can be committed to by whoever it is
> that
> will be committing.
> Carl K
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