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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-04-01 11:23
Subject: Eeek!
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The society with which I am associated has sold out its latest annual conference - 375 places, at up to £665 per place for the full 4 days.

Even if the average actual fee is half that (everyone coming is a student), that's still decently into 6 figures, blowing any VAT threshold. It's probably just as well that these monies do not flow through our accounts[1], since they dwarf our other amounts quite considerably.

[1] We have an arrangement with a professional conference organiser. We say "we want this and this speaker", they do the actual logistics, pay the speakers fees and expenses, hire the conference facilities, etc etc. We get a conference at much less per day than a standard conference would be, while having world-class speakers, and they get to make a nice little profit with a lot of credibility in the conference world.
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