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Setting up a conference: Part I - Determining Theme, Time and Place

Apr 03, 2011, 02:13 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The audience might be 'end users' or 'systems administrators' or 'programmers' or a combination of them. Each of these audiences might have subcategories such as 'beginner', 'intermediate' and 'advanced', and (in the case of programmers) have different language interests (Perl, Python, Ada, etc.). Other audiences are 'student', 'business', 'government', 'educational' and so forth. Your conference does not have to be limited to only one target audience, but you should know who those audiences are, since this will help not only in the planning, but how you contact them with advertising, and who your sponsors might be. "

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