Ann Dosen
Have you ever wondered why conferences ask you to book in the room block at the conference hotel? When a conference is held at a hotel, their contract is mostly based around the number of rooms they will book for the event – that’s how the hotel makes their money.
Conference planners have to pay for any rooms in the block that are unsold, resulting in unexpected out-of-pocket costs for the organization. Guess what that means? Higher registration costs for you.
Help keep prices from increasing by staying at the host hotel and booking in the room block.
PRO TIP: even if you are local to the event – stay overnight! Often the best connections are made at the bar after the event ends each day.