Convergence 2009 Preview: A More “Intimate” Setting

What should attendees expect at Convergence 2009, beginning on Tuesday in New Orleans?

Well, for one thing, it should be less crowded than last year's event in Orlando. Microsoft observers generally expect a 20% to 30% decline in attendance from last year's approximately 10,000. That would put attendance at 7,000 to 8,000 new week.

"My sense is that Convergence is going to be smaller andmaybe a bit more
intimate this year," says Mark Polino of I.B.I.S.

As for the likely high points.


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