correct legal name of your speaker for the booking 4 and make sure that name is only used for the booking, not on the event site 4 if there are a number of flights ask your speaker their preference 4 find out if they will want to check a bag if there is an extra charge
give a tutorial on the first day, and a talk on the last day, but their speaker's package only covered 3 nights hotel. It was an interesting conversation, but was made right in the end when they agreed to cover the full 4 nights."
where do we meet? 4 What time is registration at the venue? 4 Is there a technical check? 4 Where should I present myself before my talk? 4 What other commitments do I have? 4 What time and where is the after party?
hotel are covered? 4 What is not covered? 4 If there are meals at the event outline what is provided, especially if your speaker has explained any food allergies. 4 local travel information 4 tips on local sights to see if the speaker has half a day after arriving
few people from both the organisers and the other speakers. If this is in a city I'm not used to, it makes me feel more confident for the rest of the conference as I at least have a couple of people I know."
for the first 5 mins of my talk. I had no idea what to do or what went wrong, but I saw Toby and Mike quietly but quickly making their way to the stage and all the cables to sort out whatever had went wrong. Realizing that they had my back in that moment and were on top of finding a fix was extremely reassuring."
speakers were harassed. [The conference organizers] dismissed our report of harassment by the male attendee because "he is a good guy and has a family and didn't mean it that way." I actively encourage my peers to avoid that conference."
went against the coc - I did feel very uncomfortable doing so, but they handled it so well. They made me feel very comfortable in approaching them and that it had been the right thing to do. They kept my identity anonymous through the rest of the process when approaching the individual and dealing with the issue."
(Smashing Conf in Oxford), so I let the organizers know, not because I was going to cancel, just as a warning that my voice wasn't going to be great. Cat brought me tea, honey, lemon, and various medicines to help me feel better."
but was ill. I dragged myself there not really feeling up to it and this was pretty obvious to the organiser when I got there. Within 30m the organisers had arranged an alternate speaker, and sent me home. They still covered expenses, accommodation, etc.despite me not speaking."