Business of Software 2008 – date, venue and pricing announced

The date and venue for Business of Software 2008 have been finalised.

It’s going to be held in the Seaport hotel, on the Boston waterfront. This is a fantastic, independent hotel in a magnificent location. We’ve negotiated a special rate of $239 / night for the conference. You can find out more about the hotel at

The dates are September 3rd – September 4th.

The full price 2-day pass will be $1,795, but early-bird price tickets will be $1,395.

Last year’s conference was great (94% of attendees gave it a 4 or 5 star rating), but this year’s is going to be better. The speakers so far include Joel Spolsky, Eric Sink, Richard Stallman, Dharmesh Shah and Jason Fried. I’m hoping to announce another *big* name speaker shortly.

The conference is going to sell out quickly. If you came to Business of Software 2007 then you are guaranteed a place if you book before April 12th. Plus you’ll get a special price of only $1,195 as a token of my appreciation for taking a bit of a risk and supporting the conference last year. I’ll e-mail you separately about this in the next few days.

If you didn’t come to last year’s conference then general registration will open on April 14th.

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I hope to see you in Boston!

3 responses to “Business of Software 2008 – date, venue and pricing announced”

  1. Dan says:

    Do you have any plans to offer student discounts or scholarships for the conference?

  2. Dan,
    I’m considering having a limited number of discounted student tickets, probably for $300 – $400. I’ll post on the blog once I’ve decided what to do.
    – Neil

  3. jb says:

    Well at those prices it’s obviously not aimed at misvs