Monday, May 18, 2009

Notes from BIO: Hey, Where'd Everybody Go?

On the bus, from convention center to Marriott Marquis...

"Hello. Hey! Important question: are you in Atlanta? For BIO. I'm here. I was hoping maybe I'd meet you here? Uh huh. You're still in San Diego, huh?"

BIO is expecting 12,000-15,000 people in Atlanta this week. A huge crowd by any standard--except their own. BIO had well over 20,000 people the last couple of years, so attendance is down by more than a third.

Kind of like the stock market.

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