Brian E Carpenter
brian at hursley.ibm.com
Tue Jan 14 17:19:18 CET 2003
My assumption is that this is a temporary dip due to the
economic situation. But of course it's possible that it's
permanent - only time will tell. In any case, even with
1500 people, we have a lot of observers in many sessions, so
the issue is not completely historical.
Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> 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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