Sean Starke wrote:Looks like I will be there after all. Who else is planning on going? I registered and asked the SCAA for a list of folks who have registered and they said "sure, for $150 we'll tell you." Um, sorry, but I don't think so. They even want to charge members $75.
That's pretty dumb and shortsighted. Having produced shows/conferences for years, the attendee list is always one of the most requested things - and usually from other potential attendees. They want to see who they can hang/network with. It's often one of those things that gets fence-sitters to decide to attend.
The reason to not do it is because unscrupulous individuals will use the info for a mail list.
The simple way for SCAA to do this is to take the registration spreadsheet, strip out contact info and publish name/company on a pdf and post it. Few, if any, suppliers will take the time/effort to fill in the rest of the blanks to create something useful to them.
This is SOP for the majority of professional conferences.