It may be my imagination but there did not seem to be as many international attendees at the reception this year as last year. The room was a little bigger for us so maybe everyone was a little more spread out. Essentially though most people I could see who were there were from the USA.....how many international people are at this conference? The International membership statistics (as in non-US) are about 5% of total membership. I did get a chance to say hi to David Warlick
at the reception and to friend Sylvia from Melbourne. David is here to talk about podcasting and 'Telling the New Story' (see session details for Wednesday).
Sylvia presented a poster session on Adventure Ecology during this evenings opening celebration.