And the answer is ...... at least from my experience in Denver.... things
book up very far in advance! I started planning the Denver conference 2
years in advance and reserved rooms and classrooms at the University of
Denver 1.5 years out.
Don't know if this really has much to do with big city versus small town but
I know that most of the big Universities try to fill their dorms and
classrooms with conferences or summer classes.
[log in to unmask]
> I'm sure some of the Denver or DC crew - among others - might have
> first-hand experience to share. but I think you hinted at the answer in
> one of your earlier e-mails: "I have found that the University of Maine,
> Fort Kent is most cooperative, a little surprised at what they see as
> the size of our group, and eager to help. They do operate on a less
> hectic time schedule than we do who are from cities. We are pretty much
> news to them and they are interested in our work.." in the bigger
> cities, the desirable locations are typically booked two to three years
> in advance. we're not particularly big news overall, so the odds of an
> institution happily jumping thru hoops or bending their schedules or
> rules is more remote. a major city will be overall more expensive and so
> to develop a full program on our typical budget, a bit of creativity
> will certainly be involved. a major metro hub will also be more
> attended. I think the numbers from earlier meetings has been close to
> 150% increase over meetings in our lesser well-known locales.
> I'm not saying it cannot be done and I'm not suggesting there will be no
> local cooperation to be anticipated. I merely suggested it would take a
> team. and time.
>> Frank, why will it take longer to plan a city conference than in a
>> more remote area? I am thinking just the opposite.