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Old 10-04-2016, 11:44 AM   #76
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There's certainly nothing wrong with the charity, or Salesforce giving to them.
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Anyone knows why it says Geneva theatre??
Name of a theater that used to be at that site.
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I completely understand why they went back to their most recent practical outdoor setup. What I don't understand is why they didn't either:

1) just build something generic from scratch considering it is a one off, or

2) paint it so it at least looked like it belonged with their current branding. Just make the red bits yellow.


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They covered the ovaries with white, and the stage background was just a video. So the only thing Vertigo Tour themed is the walkways.

And why would they build something one off? That's pretty fucking expensive. They had two options here... rent the generic outdoor stadium stage setup for one gig, or recycle some old parts to make something unique.

Certainly the something unique was the right way to go
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U2 to headline Dreamforce in San Francisco, October 2016!!

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The concept of selling out in the rock community is incredibly stupid imo and a waste of time.
Seriously.
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Shit. Apparently you can't get into the show without ID proving you were the original purchaser of the ticket, which in this case was around $1,300 or so for the full event. I'm not too far away so I was hoping to find one online but that plan is shot. Periscope it is!
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Actually I think the ticket for the full event was closer to 1,800. Which is why I'm a bit confused as to how the concert itself is for charity.
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Actually I think the ticket for the full event was closer to 1,800. Which is why I'm a bit confused as to how the concert itself is for charity.

That's the typical cost of a conference. $1000-2000 a head. Covers rentals for x amount of days, food/catering, staffing, staging, speaker fees, etc. They're not cheap to organize.
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So U2 are on at a shade after 8pm tomorrow local time, yes? That's 2pm Melbourne time, which works out good for me.

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That's the typical cost of a conference. $1000-2000 a head. Covers rentals for x amount of days, food/catering, staffing, staging, speaker fees, etc. They're not cheap to organize.
Geez, in my line a 3-4 day conference is expensive if it costs AU$300 (which is apparently about US$230 at the moment). I point-blank refused to go to one in a couple of months that's over $400 because get fucked, nobody charges that much.
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Geez, in my line a 3-4 day conference is expensive if it costs AU$300 (which is apparently about US$230 at the moment).

What kind of conference?

I was just at AIAA SPACE in California. That was a 4-5 day conference. I believe the rates were anywhere from $1200-1500 depending upon registration type. Typically those fees are sponsored by whatever institution you're from of course. Personally, I was in on a master's student rate, so I paid $200 but I had to pay out of pocket unlike most people there.

I've seen other 3 day conferences fun like $500-600 as well. There was an ASCE Engineering for Extreme Space Environments conference that something I worked on was being presented at. They didn't have student rates though so I didn't go.

Fair note, these are tech conferences. So perhaps it depends upon the conference type? But the AIAA SPACE one that I was at was massive. So, size obviously plays a factor.
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Well, it depends on what kind of conference it is. I've seen some conferences up to $20,000 per person. But they're specialized, and between the info you learn and contacts you make, could be a drop in the bucket if you put it into action.

Dreamforce at $1,800 could be a steal. For me it would more likely be an $1,800 U2 concert.
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Seeing on Twitter that there's some soundchecking going on.
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What kind of conference?

I was just at AIAA SPACE in California. That was a 4-5 day conference. I believe the rates were anywhere from $1200-1500 depending upon registration type. Typically those fees are sponsored by whatever institution you're from of course. Personally, I was in on a master's student rate, so I paid $200 but I had to pay out of pocket unlike most people there.

I've seen other 3 day conferences fun like $500-600 as well. There was an ASCE Engineering for Extreme Space Environments conference that something I worked on was being presented at. They didn't have student rates though so I didn't go.

Fair note, these are tech conferences. So perhaps it depends upon the conference type? But the AIAA SPACE one that I was at was massive. So, size obviously plays a factor.
Yeah these are History conferences, for the various peak bodies and specialist groups in Australia and New Zealand. I normally pay around $150-200 for the discounted postgrad/early career researcher rate. The conference dinner is an optional extra of about $70-100 more, and I often skip it to go to the unofficial alternative and eat for $20 at a pub - plus you often meet more interesting people that way.

Do you mean to say the larger ones are the more expensive ones for you? Because usually our largest annual conferences enable the organisers to spread the costs across as wide a pool of attendees as possible.

That said none of this covers accommodation, which is always up to attendees to organise. I've heard of large History conferences in the States booking out an entire hotel for delegates. That would never happen here. The best you can hope for is that the organisers negotiated a discount with nearby hotels/motels or with one of the hosting university's halls of residence.
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