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Weblog:   Orlowski Slams O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
Subject:   O'Reilly Conference Exclusion
Date:   2003-05-04 09:26:55
From:   anonymous2
Response to: O'Reilly Conference Exclusion

It's certainly true that the $1000 cost for the conference stops people coming - but then for those of us who don't live in California there's also the flights and hotels and stuff like that. I think we have to face the fact though that most people who go to these things are paid for by their work, and that it costs a fair amount to run a conference. I'm not saying it couldn't be done more cheaply, and that there's no way to cut costs, but these things are always a balance between giving people the conference they deserve and being able to make sure that the people who care most and are most clued up can afford to go. I had such a good time this year that I will do whatever I can to find the money for next... Tom Coates...