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@moritz i get your point, but i guess academic conferences operate on a different basis. for me it's about fostering and progressing an interdisciplinary community. we run infoplus on a fully nonprofit basis, everything is self-organized, and about 20% of the attendees will be speakers. we're trying to keep fees low and with reduced registration fees (for students and presenters) and the diversity scholarships we have some measures in place to keep the conference as accessible as possible.
@moritz the budget is still work in progress, but none of it goes to a scientific publisher. at the moment, we roughly allocate a third of registration revenue to food, a third to travel support for keynote speakers and scholarships, and a third to everything else (exhibition, video recordings, printed material, wayfinding, etc).