[Scale-planning] Sunday Attendance

Mx Siltanen mrsiltanen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 05:50:11 UTC 2017

imho the expo hall is an important part of the Sat-Sun SCALE experience.

Reducing the expo hall hours on Sunday affects Sunday attendance,
completely removing the expo hall on Sunday is going to reduce the interest
of people coming to the expo on Sunday.

I suspect some would like to still see the expo on Sunday afternoon, I
personally would.

We should plan a final blow out hour on the expo floor on Sunday and not
have sessions during the last 1/2-1 hour of the expo and ask the vendors to
give away good final prizes during that last hour. We can resume the
sessions after the expo hall closes with a good last 1 hour celebration.

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 12:16 AM, Ilan Rabinovitch <ilan at linuxfests.org>

> Hello,
> During the SCALE postmortem for 2017 and kick off for 2018 one topic that
> has come up is Sunday attendance.  For many years, we've been seeing a bit
> of a decline in overall Sunday attendance, especially on the exhibit hall
> and as such many exhibitors (both commercial and volunteer run) have asked
> us to either cut the Sunday expo floor or further SCALE back Sunday Expo
> floor hours.   To be clear cutting Sunday sessions is not being considered
> at this time.
> With this in mind we'd like your thoughts and help here with making Sunday
> better:
> - How would a change in exhibit hall hours impact your personal plans to
> attend Sunday?
> - Are there schedule adjustments that would make it more likely for you
> and your colleagues/friends/etc to stay through Sunday?
> - If the expo hall were to close EOD Saturday, are there alternative
> activities you would want to host in its place on Sunday in that space?
> - If we held a closing keynote Sunday afternoon/evening, would you stay
> for it?
> - Do we have any volunteers willing to write up a survey we can send to
> past attendees on this topic?
> We look forward to your thoughts and ideas.
> Thanks,
> Ilan
> Ilan Rabinovitch
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