We’d like to give everyone one last reminder that you should book your accommodations with the Sheraton by the end of the day on June 27, or at the Homewood by the end of the day on July 1, if you’d like to take advantage of our special hotel room rate.
Not only does this ensure that you save (a lot) of money, but it also helps us! We are only 3 room reservations short of fulfilling our obligation at the Sheraton, and rather more at the Homewood. By booking room nights you help us avoid having to pay a penalty for not hitting our room minimum. We’re sure we can all agree that we’d rather save the money for our financial aid program next year instead of paying it to the venue, right?
Why should you book your room with our venue?
It’s convenient! Booking your room at one of the hotels we chose is convenient and you are only a short walk away from the conference. Our rate is a great deal! Some of us who are flying in early to Philly have been quoted rates of $329 a night for other hotels. Our rate of $199 a night is a tremendous savings.
To lower our conference prices! We have to cover a minimum number of room nights or else we have to pay a penalty. Why do we have a room minimum? We had to guarantee a minimum set of rooms to get the special rate. While we are doing well financially, we’d rather spend that money on the conference, increase our donation to the DSF, and save some money to help fund DjangoCon US 2017.
We also understand that not everyone is fortunate enough to work for a company who is willing to pay for these costs. We aren’t asking you to cancel your AirBNB reservations or put yourself in a bad financial situation. But,if you haven’t booked your room, now is the time!
We are glad that you are attending DjangoCon US and we appreciate your consideration.
See you in Philly this summer!