Johannes, my co-organizer, and I, we are fond of transparency.
One testament of this, was today's publishing of our breakdown of Breathing Code's ticket price and how the ticket price gets reduced the more participants join the conference. And that you even get a refund in case the price is reduced, after you've bought a ticket.
Feasibility of the Conference
Another aspect we want and need to be transparent about, is the feasibility of the conference.
Until now, a week after the registration has opened and a mere five weeks before
the event, only
two seven tickets have been sold.
And as we've noted in the already mentioned post "About the Price", the calculated ticket price of 250€ assumes a mininum number of 35 participants. If there's even one participant less than that, Johannes and myself, we have to pay the difference out of our own private pockets, as the conference is a non-profit with no sponsors and no reserves.
To Cancel or not To Cancel?
So it's only natural, that we asked ourselves if it's really a good idea to risk paying ~9000€, the complete price of the conference, minus the number of maybe-not-so-many tickets sold.
Or if it's a better idea to cancel the conference now and only pay several hundred € in cancellation fees.
Making the Next Days Count
All this means, that we've decided to cancel Breathing Code on Wednesday 01-April-2015 (sorry, no april fool's joke), if the number of tickets sold until then, is still significantly below the minumum of 35.
Help Us, If You Want to See Breathing Code
If you'd like to see Breathing Code happen, then help us!
Help us, spread the word. Help us find sponsors. Help us sell tickets. Help us by buying tickets. Of Course, all tickets will be fully reimbursed in case Breathing Code is cancelled!
Benjamin & Johannes
Breathing Code Organizers