Setting Up A Conference: Part 3 - Speakers
Apr 03, 2011, 08:21 (0 Talkback[s])
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"First of all, having good sponsorship means that you may have
the funds to finance travel and an honorarium for some well-known
speakers who will help attract a good audience.
"You may be blessed by having well-known, local speakers who
would be happy to show up at your event and give a talk, or you
could be lucky to have a speaker as accommodating as a friend of
mine that took a five-hour bus ride from upstate New Hampshire to a
conference, but a lot of speakers may need to have their travel
expenses paid, and this (of course) involves money that typically
comes from sponsorship."