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  • Seeing as the conference is 5 months away, I would have thought the deadline is a little too soon. I can understand the organisers wanting to get things as prepared as possible before hand, with it being the first one in Europe, but I can't help thinking that by having such an early deadline, and so soon after the initial announcement, that there may be distinct lack of submissions.

    I was thinking about submitting one or two talks, but with several other talks to prepare for submission to various events, ad

  • [This is probably worthy of a journal post on its own.]

    I've been really shocked to see how times have changed in the speaking arena. Perhaps it's related to the .com bust, but conferences have stopped paying as much to speakers as they once have.

    Now, it's one thing when you're an open source community that's putting together the conference (i.e. YAPC), but when it's a commercial entity (i.e. SIGS, O'Reilly, etc.) who will be charging a whole lot for the conference pass and make more money off of sponsors
    • Nat may be along shortly to give more details, but in my experience, it's not maximizing profits, it's trying to make a profit. Sure, no speakers no conference, but no profit from a conference this year no conference next year.

    • I've been really shocked to see how times have changed in the speaking arena. Perhaps it's related to the .com bust, but conferences have stopped paying as much to speakers as they once have.

      That may be true of other conferences but, as far as I know, OSCON has always paid speakers in the same way (although the amounts may have changed).

      Jump to today. For EuroOscon, the only way to get any money out of speaking is doing a half-day tutorial (or more). Simple hour-long talks just get the registratio