[EuroPython] Budget

Paul Everitt paul@eurozope.org
Sat, 8 Feb 2003 13:50:59 +0100

On jeudi, f=E9v 6, 2003, at 10:15 Europe/Paris, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Just thought I start a new thread on this topic.
> As you may know we had a slightly red 0 as result of last years
> event. Since was in charge for last years budget and won't be
> in charge for this years, I have a few suggestions to make:
> One of the main cost factor were the invited speakers. Not because
> Guido charged us half a million for his talk, but mainly due to
> travelling and accomodation costs. I would like to suggest that we
> don't fully pay up the invited speakers this year to make the
> budget a less risky business. Perhaps we can fix the compensation
> to say EUR 300,00 per invited speaker.

I'm on the board for OSCOM and we had the same situation.  The same=20
solution was proposed.  I think it is the right approach.

> Another suggestion to reduce the risks is to charge the speakers
> and organizers for the catering we have to pay for. Food was the
> largest single budget item last year. Free entry is OK, but last
> year we had to pay the food and drinks for 50 free entry attendees,
> or EUR 2200,00, from the entry tickets of the other 200 attendees.

I agree on this as well.

> Finally, if someone has access to projectors and screens that
> would really help, because renting these also costs around
> EUR 2000,00 for the length of the conference.

Wow!  That would certainly be a good one to eliminate.  However that=20
will require insurance on the equipment.