Re: bits-n-bites: Exhibitors and product vendors hawking wares at anIETF meeting?

joel jaeggli <> Wed, 04 July 2012 21:00 UTC

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On 7/4/12 11:49 AM, John Levine wrote:
>> NANOG is around 500 attendees. I daresay exposure to the average nanog
>> attendee is worth more, but ultimately the best feedback in that regard
>> will likely come from the sponsors.
> IETF is bigger, but on the other hand, IETF attendees probably spend
> less per capita on equipment than NANOGers do.
Yeah, that's what I said. ;)

If pitched correctly the folks that would be interested in the IETF 
community might not be equipment vendors. e.g. I* organizations, 
standards bodies doing outreach, contractors that provider services to 
organziations doing standards works, patent trolls with portfolios to 
sell and regular participants looking to rasie the visibility of their 
activities all seem like potential participants.
> It's an experiment, if we're turning away sponsors and people think it
> was overall a success, we can raise the price.  If not, well, we can
> do something else.
Indeed. A lot of things I might not be willing to support in the general 
case are fine in the guise of experiments.
> R's,
> John