Tom Hogan, Sr., President of Information Today, Inc. (ITI), opened CIL with some fascinating statistics. This is the 23rd CIL and 14th under ITI’s organization, and it’s the biggest ever. There are 2,267 people here: 2,202 conference attendees, 283 exhibits only visitors, and 182 exhibitors. They come from 49 states (all except Wyoming), Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. The state with the largest increase in attendees is Iowa–72 this year, up from 5 last year. Attendees also are here from 18 countries (including 7 out of 10 Canadian provinces). There are 186 speakers and moderators and 65 companies exhibiting.
Welcome to all and enjoy CIL!
Columnist, Information Today and CIL 2008 Blog Coordinator