• Subject: RE: COMMON in San Antonio (fwd)
  • From: Bob Cozzi <BobCozzi@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:14:08 -0500

Charlie,

I know about the history. But with the dynamics of the current scheduling, 
improper counting, recording, entry, and session name changes, etc. in 
several (not all, but several) situations this history figure has been, 
well, less than accurate. But I understand what you're saying.


Bob Cozzi
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On Sunday, September 14, 1997 4:38 PM, Charles L. Massoglia 
[SMTP:cmassoglia@voyager.net] wrote:
> Bob Cozzi wrote:
> >
> >There is still that one burning issue, however. It is not printing 800
> >copies of a 50-page handout for a room that seats 1000 people. 
Particularly
> >when 1200 people show up for that session. I don't care about those 
kinds
> >of sessions. Print the hand-out...  What I'm talking about is the dozens 
of
> >sessions that are in 300 to 900 person rooms and we print 300 to 900
> >copies, and 23 people show up. While those 23 people should get, and 
always
> >do get, the same quality session as the 900 person attendance, we do end 
up
> >with a lot more waste. And that waste is costing COMMON at least tens 
and
> >perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars at _each_ conference.
> >
> COMMON has had available for years a report which shows for any session 
at
> the current conference which was offered at any of the last 4 conferences
> the attendance at those last 4 conferences.  If this information were 
used
> properly (i.e. adjusting figures for 3,200 registrations this conference 
as
> opposed to 4,200 last conference) or used at all, we would not have the
> problems we have with massively over producing handouts.  It would also
> miminize blowouts.
>
> As far as new sessions, it is anyone's guess how we arrive at the number 
of
> copies to print.  We do have enough history to see how similar sessions 
did
> in the past but we do not use it.

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