With one month left before the conference, MARPA has 208 registered attendees for the 2011 MARPA Conference. Last year’s early registration list boasted only 145 attendees, so that is a 43% increase over last year. This means that the 2011 conference is likely to be the largest MARPA Conference ever.
For comparison purposes, last year’s conference had about 210 pre-registered attendees when we left the office for Nevada, and on-site registration brought us to 257 attendees.
We’d like to thank everyone in the MARPA Community for making this year’s conference a success, already. If you have not yet registered for the Conference, though, please be sure to check out our 2011 Conference Agenda! You should also examine the early registration list to see how many of your business partners (and how many of your competitors) will be at the Conference.
The downside to this sort of popularity is that the hotel has reported to us that they are sold out for October 10th and 11th (days on which we’d only reserved a small room block). Space is still available for check-in on October 12th or later (remember, the Conference is October 12-14). However, today (the 12th) is the last day on which our room block will be reserved for MARPA registrants – after today the room block opens up so get your rooms reserved quickly!
Many members want to invite business partners and customers to dinner (either after the opening night reception or on the night of the 13th, which is a free night). In order to be fair to all MARPA members and attendees, we make the list available online for all to see on a pre-announced day. We had previously announced that the early registration list would be available today – and it is now up on the internet. You can find the Early Registration List online.