[802SEC] The IEEE 802 Wednesday evening Social.
Once again, I am now just catching up on an email thread I have neglected.
Sorry for the delayed response. I agree with Bill Q's recommendation on
collecting data to allow the EC to make an informed decision on the Wed
evening social. Is it feasible to collect information from a questionaire
(similar to the one BillQ recommend below) before the March 2005 plenary
such that you can present the results of the data collection to the EC in
March and we can decide what to do then? That would help a lot.
Personally, I think we should try to give our hard working participants a
nice mid-week break that they look forward to attending, even if it means
increasing the registration fees a bit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Quackenbush" <quackenbush@IEEE.ORG>
Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 12:36 AM
Subject: Re: [802SEC] The IEEE 802 Wednesday evening Social.
> Given the comments so far, I suggest the following lines of questions.
> First, try to get some objective data on past behavior by asking
> registrants whether they attended any of the past three plenary
> sessions, and for each of the sessions they attended, did they also
> attend the social?
> Second, for those who attended at least one social, try to get some idea
> of why they attended. List several possible reasons for attending and
> request that registrants select the primary reason they attended the
> social and, if appropriate, the secondary reason. The reasons could
> a) To take a break from the standards work and just socialize with
> b) To continue technical discussions off-line and in a less
> informal atmosphere.
> c) To have informal discussions about the standards projects they
> involved in.
> d) To have informal discussions about how the work is going in
> WGs or Task Groups.
> e) To have some appetizers and a drink before going out to dinner.
> f) To have a meal that they had already paid for.
> Third, try to determine how much the social is valued by asking
> registerees if they would attend the social if it was not included in
> the registration fee and they had to pay for it separately when they
> registered. In addition, ask how much they would be willing to pay
> extra to attend a social with the current format, $20, $30, $40, $50,
> $60, etc.
> Forth, try to determine what format social the registerees would prefer
> by asking them to select between several formats that include
> appetizers and drinks only
> appetizers, drinks and some form of professional entertainment
> buffet dinner and drinks only
> buffet dinner, drinks and some form of professional entertainment
> -----Original Message-----
> Re: [802SEC] The IEEE 802 Wednesday evening Social.
> Fri, 10 Dec 2004 14:18:00 -0500
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