I spoke at a Skin Care Conference in Las Vegas last week. I took my laptop and worked a few hours each day to respond to emails and mail documents. The Skin Care Conference attendance was down this year and the conference was in Las Vegas.
I don't know about you but if you want me to attend a conference, have it in Las Vegas where the airfare is responsible, the climate is usually warm to broil, and I can attend shows, party, gamble, and learn. But that's just me.
I have been told that conference and seminar attendance is down across the board because of the economy and employer's are tightening the purse strings. I am attending the Center's LEAD Summit next month in Orlando, Florida and this will be my last national conference for this year. My airline ticket and conference registration was reasonable and I am flying out of Cincinnati on a direct flight with Delta to Orlando for $79.00. The hotel registration is expensive at $199.00 a night for three nights and I am rooming alone.
I will not attend TAANA's conference this year however I will make the TAANA conference in 2010 when its in Lexington, Kentucky. I did attend the Ky Coalition of NP & NM Conference in Lexington, Kentucky this year; I attended one day.