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Setting Up A Conference: Part 3 - Speakers

Apr 03, 2011, 08:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon 'maddog' Hall)

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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."

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