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  1. J.Duncan - Paperless Creations

    Will be interesting to see how this conference works out.

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  2. Miroslav Glavic

    I like the fact that they are paying for speakers. A lot of conferences of different industries pay the speakers travel, accommodations and food.

    You don’t have to pay for a 5 star accommodations or first class air travel.

    I am all for local speakers but sometimes to cover a topic, your local community might not have a good speaker for that. You might have to go outside local.

    Depending on where you get the speaker from, it could cost them $500-$1000+

    Andrea & Ron Rennick who came from eastern Canada to Toronto for WordCamp Toronto to speak (was my favourite session by the way), I am sure it wasn’t cheap for them to drive/plane/bus/train to Toronto.

    What about Lorelle VanFossen? What about….others who speak often.

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    • Kiko Doran

      Miroslav this ability to pay for speaker travel expenses is one of the main reasons for organizing this conference outside of the current model. I think your estimate is on the conservative side when you look at some airfare + hotel expenses. We have gotten an amazing response from speakers on this very issue. Volunteering to speak a WordCamps is awesome but we should always remember the cost that is put on those doing so. We think there is room for a couple of different options when it comes to WordPress conferences.

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  3. Miroslav Glavic

    Also, did you noticed a streaming price? Wouldn’t it be nice if ALL WordCamps were streamed?

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  4. Imran Khan

    Lets see what happens !

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