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I'm always curious about the attendance and exhibitor numbers for SIGGRAPH as a barometer for computer graphics.
Here is what I could find from this year's SIGGRAPH dating back to 1996...
I got these numbers from financial reports or the home page for that year's SIGGRAPH (here is SIGGRAPH 99). For 2008, I took the attendance from the final presentation of SIGGRAPH and I counted the number of exhibitors in the show floor guide booklet.
Here are a couple of charts to look at these numbers graphically...
SIGGRAPH had its largest attendance ever in 1997. Then there was a downward spiral until 2003. Since then, SIGGRAPH has been fairly stable.
My prediction for SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans:
- 20,000 attendees
- 230 exhibitors