RE: [council] Conference fees as revenue source
I fail to see that
> conference fees are a solution to ICANN's funding challenges.
Agreed. I don't think they have ever been proposed as a method of core
> On the other hand, it might defray meeting costs themselves.
Exactly. These meeting costs are not insignificant.
There are many people that attend ISOC and IETF events that are
non-commercial or are funded by the individual. These events all charge a
meeting fee. The combination of face-to-face opportunities and email
discussion lists works well for those organisations.