FOSS4G2008 Discounts

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Applying discounts: The Conference Secretariat will create a secret list of codes for each discount category and supply the correct code to each registrant where applicable, to be used when registering at the conference website

Presenters

  • There are no discounts for people who are doing the 25-minute Presentations

Posters

  • There are no discounts for people who are presenting Posters

Panelists and Lighting Talks

  • There are no discounts for plenary panelists
  • There are no discounts for plenary lightning speakers

Keynote Speakers

added by Inge for discussion - this is NB to know up front when approaching keynote speakers.

  • Credit for Day Registration for the day of the keynote address.

Sponsors

  • Sponsors receive complimentary registrations and discounts to "the Conference" (not Conference + Workshops) as detailed in the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus
  • Sponsors may add workshops to their complimentary registrations using the Workshops Only rate

Exhibitors

  • Exhibitors receive a complimentary registration and discounts to "the Conference" (not Conference + Workshops) as detailed in the Sponsorship & Exhibitor Prospectus
  • Exhibitors may add workshops to their complimentary registration using the Workshops Only rate

Workshop Instructors

  • Workshop instructors receive credit for registration for "the Conference" (not Conference + Workshops)
  • If there is more than one instructor, then there will be two credits available
  • Workshop instructors may attend another Workshop, but only as an observer at the back of the classroom (subject to available space)
  • The credit is for registration, and does not represent a specific Rand amount
  • The credit cannot be divided
  • The credit may be transferred to someone else by notifying the Conference Secretariat

Lab Instructors

  • Lab instructors receive credit for 50% registration for "the Conference" (not Conference + Workshops)
  • If there is more than one instructor, then there will be two credits available
  • Lab instructors are not allowed to attend Workshops as an observer
  • The credit is for 50% registration, and does not represent a specific Rand amount
  • The credit cannot be divided
  • The credit may be transferred to someone else by notifying the Conference Secretariat

Local Organising Committee (LOC), incl OSGeo reps

(not OSGeo or GISSA Conference Committee)

  • LOC core members receive credit for registration for "the Conference" (not Conference + Workshops)
  • The credit is for registration, and does not represent a specific Rand amount
  • The credit cannot be divided
  • Conference committee members may add workshops to their complimentary registrations using the Workshops Only rate
  • Qualification as a contributing member of the LOC is on the recommendation of the Conference Chair.

Workshop Committee

  • Workshop committee members receive credit for registration for "the Conference" (not Conference + Workshops)
  • The credit is for registration, and does not represent a specific Rand amount
  • The credit cannot be divided
  • If the member is also part of the Conference Committee, they do not receive a second credit
  • Workshop committee members may add workshops to their complimentary registrations using the Workshops Only rate
  • Qualification as a contributing member of the workshop committee is on the recommendation of the Workshop Coordinator.

Volunteers

Below is the 2007 policy - Russell please edit as this develops for 2008 (and then remove this line)

  • Volunteers agree to work one full day (possibly broken up into two "shifts" that may fall on different days) to receive credit
  • Volunteers receive credit for registration for "the Conference" (not Conference + Workshops)
  • The credit is for registration, and does not represent a specific dollar amount
  • The credit cannot be divided
  • The credit cannot be transferred
  • Students from South African post-secondary educational institutions will receive first preference for volunteer slots
  • Volunteers can be recommended to the Volunteer coordinator by the Conference Committee
  • Only as many volunteers as are needed will be accepted

Other Discount Categories

Below are items proposed by User:gfleming for discussion and approval by the LOC. They will be fixed latest 30 April.

  • Practising school teachers (show proof) 50% discount, applicable to Conference and Day rates. Workshops full price.
  • University and other tertiary institution students (show proof) 50% discount, applicable to Conference and Day rates. Workshops full price. This category only opens in June? depending on available space.

Grants and other financial support

At present there is no budget for financial support other than the discounts listed above. If we get sufficient or targeted financial support to cover grants we will put out announcements to that effect. In the meantime, if you are a student or member of an NGO or otherwise need financial support to get to FOSS4G2008, please seek support from your usual sources. You are welcome to edit this paragraph to list agencies that offer this sort of support.