Tom Hogan, President and CEO of Information Today, opened the conference by noting that this, the 22nd CIL, is the best ever in terms of attendance. 2,061 attendees have registered for one or more days of the conference, plus 115 for exhibits only and 217 exhibitors, which makes a total of 2,393 people. Attendess come from 48 states–all except North Dakota and South Dakota (Tom wondered if they are still snowed in up there). There are 66 exhibitor companies to appear in the exhibition hall which opens with a gala reception at 5 PM tonight.
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