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going to scaa?

Postby Sean Starke on Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:05 am

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.
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Re: going to scaa?

Postby phaelon56 on Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:14 am

Would love to but my available travel time and budget are being held in reserve for my first origin trip later this year.
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Re: going to scaa?

Postby Rich Westerfield on Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:33 pm

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.
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