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Topic: Convention Attendance ?
Message: Posted by: mitchmagi (Nov 19, 2009 12:36AM)
Hi all

Anyone know roughly what the attendance was at this year's IBM convention ?
Message: Posted by: revmike (Nov 19, 2009 08:28AM)
When I was there, I thought they announced that it was over 700.
Message: Posted by: Merlina (Nov 19, 2009 04:40PM)
Greetings, Mitch, I recall the same figures...way over 700

keep a dream in the making

Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Nov 19, 2009 08:32PM)
I was under the impression that it was closer to 800.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: tabman (Nov 19, 2009 09:24PM)
There's two numbers. Paid attendees and total. You can figure on around 100 comps, staff, performers, etc.
Message: Posted by: Merlina (Nov 20, 2009 05:57AM)
Greetings, I've spoken numerous times with Terry Richison, Convention Chair, for the IBM and have gone over the numbers and how to improve numbers for conventions in general, not just for a national. The numbers per Terry and others I've spoken with are very high 700s not including any comps since those are tabulated separately.

Tabman is correct, though, there are other conventions that do count their comps and talent as part of their numbers and this can be as low as 100 and as high as 150 or better.

Keep a dream in the making

Maria Ibanez