Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bob Schulz - GML 2007 Update

WTP needs your help.

GML 2007 is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, Thursday-Saturday, March 29-31.

We contracted with the hotel for 350 room-nights spread between Wednesday night, March 28 and Saturday night, March 31. We guaranteed payment for 80% (280) rooms at $159 each, plus 10% in taxes. As of today, the number of room reservations for GML 2007 at the Hilton is well below 280, meaning WTP is now faced with having to pay a very stiff penalty unless we come up with a solution to the problem.

The feedback we are receiving from our supporters is that the overall cost of transportation, lodging and conference registration is too high-- enough to discourage attendance.

In addition, we are finding that some people who have registered early for the conference found they could obtain a package including air transportation to DC and lodging at another hotel for a total cost just above that we had arranged for the cost of the rooms alone at the conference Hilton.

Read more here.


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