Many of the staff of this event have been presenters at other events, and we understand that you, as presenters, are why people come to the event. We will do our best to make sure that you, as a presenter, do not feel undervalued at any point in time.
That being said when any new event starts, there are financial challenges, and for the first year, we are not able to provide compensation to presenters, and we’re asking you to pay for the event.
However, what we will do is at the end of the event provide a complete accounting for our first year. After any direct costs are paid (which excludes wages and salaries for anyone), the event will split any remaining revenue on a 50/50 basis with presenters. All presenters will receive an equal share of 1/2 the profits of the event. The remaining profits will go to financing the next event.
Hopefully, starting with the second conference, we will provide compensation, or at a minimum a discount on registration, for presenters.