Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 21:16:24 -0500
Reply-To: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
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From: Peter Flom <flom@NDRI.ORG>
Subject: Re: Why did they change the days of SGF (formerly known as SUGI)?
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Given that the event is at Disney, I would bet that weekend rates are MUCH more than weekday.
>>> Andrew H Karp <sfbay0001@AOL.COM> 01/08/07 7:38 PM >>>
Hopefully someone on the SGF leadership cadre will give us the "offical
party line" answer to this question, but someone involved with the
event told me that one reason for the change was due in part to a
substantial cost savings if the start of the conference was moved from
Sunday night to Monday night.
I agree with Andrea's comments; but remember, this is no onger the "SAS
Users Group International" meeting, but the "SAS Global Forum" and one
of the aims, according to the SGF website, is to "expand the appeal" of
the event beyond its "traditional" base of attendees.
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On Jan 8, 4:36 pm, andrea.wainwri...@CAPITALONE.COM ("Wainwright,
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the past wasn't the opening ceremony on
> Sunday, and the closing on Wed?
> Why the change to Monday - Thursday?
> That makes it much harder to get the extra nights in a hotel to
> compensate for the drop in price of a Saturday flight. One night was
> usually easy to cover, but two nights probably won't.
> Doesn't seem very friendly to the contractors and such who are paying
> their own way.
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