FOSS4G 2011 Denver Attendance Projections

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Attendance Projections

"Accurate" attendance projections are extremely important to the early success of a conference the size of FOSS4G.

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Correlating Factors

By Country

  • Population
  • Industrialization
    • GDP as proxy
  • Distance
  • Number of Code Contributors
    • Which projects?

By Region

  • Distance
  • Industrialization


One of the biggest decisions is what venue to hold the conference. Venues with larger capacities have a higher per-attendee cost. If we can come up with a reasonable range of number of attendees, we can make a better decision about the venue. The availability of a particular venue can also impact dates.

In Denver, there are several prospective venues: