[rs 2008-09-02] Entice Me replied. The total price (venue hire + catering) has gone up by about $10 to about $70 per person.
[rs 2008-08-16] The Maritime Museum said they would be happy to show LA around.
[rs 2008-08-15] Decided to ask the Museum if they could help us with the bid.
[rs 2008-08-15] Chased the Maritime Museum. Apparently the girl who normally answers the email is sick. CEO replied. Everything much the same as last year - $200 more. Looks good to me.
[rs 2008-08-08] Asked the Entice Me to update last years quote.
[rs 2008-08-08] Asked the Maritime Museum to update last years quote.
[rs 2008-06-14] The 2009 page contains a list of suitable venues. The need to be contacted again.
Being we do not have year by year attendance figures for LCA, including number of professionals, it seems we'll have to make rough estimates for this event until we can get exact numbers from LA. Last LCA (2007) the number of delegates in total was around the 800 mark with about 50% being professional. Roughly speaking growth, with the exception of Dunedin 2006 has been around 200 delegates per year. Using those figures it would seem that by 2009 there would be around 1200 delegates or more attending the conference, half those being professional. With that in mind, we would need a venue capable of housing, not necessarily seating around 600 professional delegates.