[Inpycon] Venue for PyCon India 2018

JOINAL AHMED joinalahmed at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 07:29:44 EST 2017

I know its too late,
Have a look at MLR Convention Centre, at Brigade Millennium, JP Nagar :

Joinal Ahmed

On 04-Dec-2017 5:54 PM, "Peeyush Aggarwal" <peeyushaggarwal94 at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 3:42 PM, vijay kumar <vnbang2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Ramanathan Ramakrishnamoorthy <
>> ramanathanhari at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If the conference is happening mid-week and if the ticket price is 3500
>>> as discussed in other chains
>> If you look around other conferences in india , even mini -pycon are
>> charging around 1000 per day.
> We should be more worried about our costs rather than others'. If we can
> subsidies the ticket or have a decent economy at a lower price, it's no
> point to hike the price based on the fact that others are charging more.
> Last year, when sree visited Delhi, the price was set up using excel which
> had speculative sponsorships and other budgets. We then took a reasonable
> estimate of the number of attendees and then took the call of the price to
> cover the shortfall.
> With this logic 3 days conference for 3,000 look perfectly fine.
>> Note: Bangalore is IT Hub  of India and expensive place also,  so we are
>> quite affordable.
> Well, I see that cost of the venue (BIEC) is comparable to what we got
> from Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi when we were planning for PyCon -
> 2016. The venue was very lucrative. It was large enough to accommodate
> people in a single auditorium for the keynote ( We were able to do it this
> time around thanks to a better planned auditorium).
> But the primary reason for dropping Siri Fort auditorium was the cost. I
> particularly don't remember the other points, but during the discussions,
> the cost of Siri Fort Auditorium was proving to be detrimental for the
> affordability of the conference. We went with a cheaper venue ( JNU ) that
> gave us room for spending on other stuff but that definitely created some
> logistic havoc.
> For this year's pycon, small issues were still there, but by and large,
> most of the nightmare issues from last year were addressed in a cost
> effective manner. I feel that this venue will put us in a situation similar
> to what we were having while initiating booking for Siri Fort during PyCon
> 2016. We are putting a lot of money on the venue based on speculative
> sponsorships for which as of now we have no concrete commitments.
> Also, adding to the issue is the higher price and weekdays which might
> decrease the participation, especially from students who add a major chunk
> to the demographics at all our conferences. Do we see the economy coming
> our way.
> Regards
> Peeyush
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