I'm not griping about the cost of the conference, I'm bitching about the
cost of the hotels. I think it's ridiculous that the cost is different if
you stay at the COMMON 'approved' hotel vs. a different hotel. Unless
that's changed...has it?

On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:19:02 -0600, pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx said:
> I've said this before, and I'm not looking to start a bandwidth wasting 
> thread here, but if you show up at a conference with an attitude that you 
> are going to find something that will give your boss a good ROI, COMMON
> is 
> essentially free education. Show up with a business problem to be solved, 
> talk to your peers and the IBM'ers, find the solution to the problem, go 
> home and make your boss happy. It's pretty simple. I've been doing it 
> since 1980. 
> 
> It's 2004. Stop griping about current-day pricing.
> 
> 
> Paul Nelson
> Arbor Solutions, Inc.
> 708-670-6978  Cell
> pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> michaelr_41@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> 
> COMMON gouges enough...
> 
> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:39:04 -0500, "Jon Paris" <Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> said:
> >  >> No  Not The Gaylord Palms but a  very nice facility
> > 
> > I think the next Orlando conference is Marriott World - not a bad
> > facility
> > and they don't gouge as badly as Gaylord.  It has grown by about 40%
> > since
> > the last time I visited which concerns me that it may have become a
> > little
> > too big.  It is good that the prices are (were?) more reasonable, 
> because
> > it
> > is not much easier to walk to alternative food sources than it was at
> > Gaylord.
> > 
> > Jon Paris
> > Partner400
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