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Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at alvestrand.no
Mon Jan 13 16:36:55 CET 2003


the total attendance has been lower - down from 2810 in San Diego to around 
1500-1600 at the last few US meetings.

My (vague) impression is that there are far fewer newbies.
But I've asked the secretariat if they can come up with specifics.


--On mandag, januar 13, 2003 09:11:58 -0600 Spencer Dawkins 
<sdawkins at cynetanetworks.com> wrote:

> Harald,
> Could you say anything about changes in IETF meeting attendee
> demographics since (say) IETF 52?
> My impression is that SubIP attendance has been lower, and that
> first-time attendance has been lower, but I don't know if either of these
> are actually true, and have no idea if there are other trends that would
> be interesting, as long as we're trying to understand what's going on.
> For instance, I've heard that we were running at a sustained
> one-third-new-attendees rate for several years - so assume most of these
> people don't recognise most other attendees in the halls, so fewer
> hallway conversations ...

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