[kwlug-disc] KWLUG, Voip, and beyond?

unsolicited at swiz.ca unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Feb 11 13:50:00 EST 2011


I sent a quick query as to venue costs: $50/hr, plus $20/hr custodial (if
evening/weekend). PLUS INSURANCE - to which I have no knowledge and can't
even guess.

- No doubt it will be more, but that is ballpark. e.g. A body to put out /
monitor screens, projectors, audio. Wouldn't be much more. We put out
already present tables/chairs, etc.

Would be much less if audience is restricted to home / community, free
entry, etc. i.e. A save money, non-profit, event, a la, kwlug.

And it's likely something in between could be negotiated, if more details
were known. e.g. Sponsorship might not put us into the 'commercial'
category (e.g. Kiwi helping out with sample equipment), or someone donated
coffee / cups.

If nothing else, these details provide a benchmark against which to
evaluate other possibilities.

On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:21:03 -0500, Kiwi Ssennyonjo <kiwi at ssenn.com>
wrote:
> Two things
> 
> I am will to sponsor upto 200 towered a venue
> 
> I can also bring in some appliances to show case what is out there for
> the Small to medium size business
> 
> Kiwi
> 
> On 2011-02-11, at 12:13, <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> 
>> On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:53:27 -0500, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
>> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:40:56AM -0500, Insurance Squared Inc.
wrote:
>>>> I would be pleased to help - but I'd like to clarify; my thoughts are
>> to
>>>>
>>>> take this public and drive it out to the community. I'd like to see
>>>> 50-100 small businesses attend.
>>>
>>> My feeling is that we should make this as big as we can support, and
>>> potentially run sessions several times (which might develop into the
>>> KW-VoIP group that was suggested).
>>>
>>> St John's Kitchen (SJK) can seat 100+ people. No other space at The
>>> Working Centre can do this. If you want something bigger then you are
>>> right: we would have to find a bigger space and potentially get
>>> together the funds to pay for it.
>>
>> As I have said, I can probably get that bigger space. However - it is a
>> gym. That could be good, or bad, probably depending upon the target
>> audience.
>>
>> If the target audience is truly community based (home users, save
money)
>> it would probably be free.
>>
>> If the target audience is business based, there would be a fee, I'm
>> guessing < $200 - I could inquire.
>>
>> If there is vendor sponsorship, I expect costs would be easily covered.
>>
>> No doubt a university spot (auditorium) could be booked if a more
>> professional / business based venue is desired.
>>
>> Not to take away from SJK, merely to say more than one venue is
>> available,
>> and perhaps to spread the load.
>>
>> Have we stepped here to a size of involving other local (small
business?)
>> groups? kwlug, Working Centre, others?
>>
>> VoIP not just as cost savings, but business driver?



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