At the November Conference, President Rod started the discussion about the structure of future conferences. LPI has been losing money at conferences for a few reasons, but mostly because attendance is down. Each hotel contract has guarantees, such as hotel room reservations and food and beverage minimums. Rod has negotiated the heck out of our recent hotel contracts, but if we don’t get the attendance, we won’t be able to meet the minimums.
So we are putting this out to all of the membership for your ideas on how to mitigate the damages and still provide education and networking. Think about the education you have received in the past and friends and connections you have made by going to conference. How can we bring people back, or bring in new people?