How do the MMS 2009 attendance numbers reflect the current economy – if at all?

Published 07 May 09 02:11 PM | rodtrent

Thinking about the economy, and seeing hints on blogs and in news articles about low MMS 2009 numbers, some folks have gone back in time and grabbed attendance numbers from previous years to help dispel any rumors or myths about low attendance for MMS 2009.

There were roughly 3,000 attendees at MMS 2009.  Keep this in mind as you look at the following numbers:

Attendance from previous MMS conferences was: (appx)

  • 2,400 in 2004
  • 2,600 in 2005
  • 3,000 in 2006
  • 3,200 in 2007
  • 4,000 in 2008


So, as you can see, 2008 was a huge number, but the average is around 3,000 attendees since 2004.  Based on this, MMS 2009 was not significantly lower than other years.  All-in-all, MMS 2009 was well attended.

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# ntpro said on May 7, 2009 04:26 PM:

I would be curious to see the same treatment on MS TechEd, but I have no idea how you get those numbers. I know they say it is normally around 13K attendance, but I have a feeling this year *will* be down significantly ...

# rodtrent said on May 11, 2009 08:25 PM:

Apparently, its just a little over 6,000 this year for TechEd.

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