[Air-l] Conference absenteeism?

lscheidt at indiana.edu lscheidt at indiana.edu
Sun Sep 26 12:13:34 PDT 2004

Remember the hurricane in the US held some folks so long that it became 
ineffective for them to come to the conference.

Quoting cvb <cvb at utah.edu>:

> Greetings,
> This was my first AoIR, and overall I enjoyed and appreciated the
> conference's tone and rigor, and admired the sense of warm community among
> participants.  I'm curious if AoIR collects statistics about the rate of
> no-shows, and if anyone knows what the typical absenteeism rate is at other
> conferences. I ask because I was unexpectedly the only person (of four) on
> my panel to show up to present. One person did notify the conference staff
> that she would be unable to attend; I hope that nothing serious had befallen
> the other two. Is such a high absentee rate a fluke at AoIR? Do others have
> any thoughts on this topic?
> Cheers,
> Cassandra Van Buren
> University of Utah
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