I'm writing on behalf of the self-selected, self-organized organizing committee for RecentChangesCamp2009, coming up in just a few weeks.
Culture of Hospitality
One of the founding principles of RecentChangesCamp is the CultureOfHospitality. The idea here is that people feel warmly welcomed into the event, and into the organizing of the event. This has always meant food, facility, facilitiation and swag are taken care of by sponsors, and participants pay no registration fees.
Current State of the Budget
Seen the news lately? Many companies are struggling. The sponsorship money we've been able to secure is far less than we've seen in previous years. We do have $4000 from Sponsors AboutUs and wikiHow. $2700 has been paid for the conference space. See Budget for what we're juggling. We cannot bring food from the outside into the conference space and many of us feel food is the next priority for the budget. Lodging for out-of-towners is also high on the priority list. In previous years, we've spent sponsorship money on rooms at the conference facility so the event energy could continue into the wee hours. For some (though not all) of us t-shirts or other swag is also critical.
How you can help
- Do you have contacts at a corporation that you can ask to be one of our Sponsors? Call them! Are you in a position to be a sponsor yourself? If everyone able to donate $200 did that, and everyone able to donate $25 did that, we'd be able to cover all items on the budget. Donate with Paypal
- Can you help by Lodging one or more people up at your place? Please let firstname.lastname@example.org know.
- Use the Transportation for seeking or offering rides.
- what else?
See you February 20th!
on behalf of the self-selected (this means it could be you as well!), self-organized RCC planning group