[Conferences] cheap food

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon Feb 20 20:13:31 CET 2012


[side note: Roy was responding to a message 2.5 years old]

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012, Jesse Noller wrote:
> On Feb 20, 2012, at 1:49 PM, Roy Hyunjin Han <starsareblueandfaraway at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Le 27 juillet 2009 15:11, Catherine Devlin
>> <catherine.devlin at gmail.com> a ?crit :
>>>
>>> The key is not to be locked to a designated caterer, which most venues
>>> try to do.  CHECK THE CATERING POLICY BEFORE CHOOSING A VENUE!  Such
>>> caterers typically milk their monopolies shamelessly, charging $20+
>>> for even the simplest meal, plus a pint of blood, a kick in the shins,
>>> and a curse upon your immortal soul.
>> 
>> Thanks, Catherine.  This is useful advice on pitfalls when organizing
>> events.
>
> Good luck finding a venue that can hold a reasonable number of people
> that doesn't have minimum catering requirements ;)

Depending on size, it takes work more than luck.  For conferences in the
fifty-to-five hundred range, there are lots of options, depending on what
kinds of compromises you're willing to make, particularly if you schedule
your conference for the weekend when you're competing with fewer business
activities.

Roy, if you want more specific advice, you should tell us (or remind us)
where your conference is, what time of year, and expected size.
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