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ERIC Number: ED359245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Attendance Factors for a Regional Research Organization's Annual Meeting.
Boser, Judith A.; And Others
One of the indicators of the health of an organization is the number of individuals participating in its annual meeting. Factors influencing meeting attendance and the relationships between positive attendance indicators and registration were studied for the Mid-South Educational Research Association, using participant data for 1984 through 1992. Possible attendance factors considered were paper submissions, accepted papers, number of participants, proceedings listings, number of registrants, host city population, and recency. Changing the location of the annual meeting does not appear to cause major shifts in the geographic composition of those who attend. Site rotation does have a tendency to produce positive effects on participation in the host state both during the host year and the subsequent year. Initial attempts to predict registration on the basis of information available from previous years (numbers of submissions, accepted papers, participants, and individuals in the proceedings) were less than successful. Required advance registration of participants may provide the best indicator of meeting registration, while it minimizes on-site registration efforts and delays. Five tables present study data, and a map depicts meeting sites. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A