Unofficially, the 2006 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union was attended by some 13,000 people.
That’s a lot of attedees!
More than many IT events!
And not bad for an organization that caters largely to physical scientists.
With focus groups like Earth and Space Science Informatics on the rise, I can’t see this number decreasing!
Of course, the fact that the Fall Meeting has branded itself with San Francisco doesn’t hurt 🙂