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Anybody know or better remember these attendance numbers at the major VFP events?

Can somebody else check the total for the 2006 year? Looks wrong to me...

Summary:

  • 2004 is down about 400 from 2003, the difference being no Portal Fox conference, which drew 440 in 2003. It probably could have been the year's biggest in 2004.
  • For the second straight year European and Asian conferences out-draw USA conferences.
  • See below for up-to-date graphs.
    Year Europe
    - Asia
    North
    America
    Advisor Total
    1992 2500 2500
    1993 1300 1300
    1994 183 579 0 762
    1995 281 976 3000 4257
    1996 297 425 1800 2522
    1997 451 527 1800 2752
    1998 1185 300 1600 3085
    1999 1080 625 1300 3005
    2000 1000 714 1100 2814
    2001 930 787 752 2469
    2002 884 596 525 2005
    2003 1440 550 375 2365
    2004 1060 590 337 1987
    2005 2558 305 210 3040
    2006 519 181 95 1254
    2007 572 244 35 851
    2008 451 175 626
    2009 312 106 418
    2010 371 125 496
    2011 99 119 218
    2012 126 131 257
    2013 127 145 272
    2014 102 119 221
    2015 154 123 277
    2016 123 117 240

    2016
    September 22-25: Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++: 117 including speakers and exhibitors
    Nov 17-19: German DevCon 2016: 84
    May Visual Extend DevCon 2016: 39


    2015
    October 15-18: Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++: 123 including speakers and exhibitors
    Nov 12-14: German DevCon 2015: 99
    May Visual Extend DevCon 2015: 55

    2014
    October 16-19: Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++: 119 including speakers and exhibitors
    Nov 13-15: German DevCon 2014: 83
    May Visual Extend DevCon 2014: 19

    2013
    October 17-20: Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++: 145 including speakers and exhibitors
    November German DevCon 2013: 97
    May Visual Extend DevCon 2013: 30

    2012
    October 18-21: Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++: 131 including speakers and exhibitors
    November German DevCon 2012: 96
    May Visual Extend DevCon 2012: 30

    2011
    October 26-29: Southwest Fox: 119 including speakers and exhibitors
    November German DevCon 2011: 84
    May Visual Extend DevCon 2011: 15

    2010
    Nov 11-13: German DevCon 2010: 125
    October 14-17: Southwest Fox 2010: 125 including 17 speakers
    June 05-16: German Visual FoxPro 9.0 Roadshow in six cities: 160
    May 7: Visual Extend DevCon 2010: 36.
    April 26-29: Prague DevCon 2010 as a part of Czech TechEd 2010 Conference: VFP Track: around 50 attendees

    2009
    Nov 13-15: German DevCon 2009: 122
    October 15-18: Southwest Fox 2009: 106 including 17 speakers
    June 23-25: Prague DevCon 2009 , Prague: 160 (including speakers; organized as VFP and SQL Server DevCon and VFP attendees were approx. half of all 321 registered)
    May 15: Visual Extend DevCon 2009: 30.

    2008
    Nov 17: SDN VFP Conference, The Netherlands: ? Nov 13-15: German DevCon 2008: 145
    October 16-19: Southwest Fox 2008: 135 plus 16 speakers
    Oct 15-16: West Wind Web Connection Training and User's Conference in Mesa, AZ: 25
    July 1-3: Prague DevCon 2008 , Prague: 240 (including speakers; organized as VFP and SQL Server DevCon and VFP attendees were more than a half of all 465 registered).
    June 14: Visual Extend DevCon 2008: 18.
    March 28: Software Developers Event, Ede, VFP-Track only: 18.
    March 4-6: - French Devcon, Paris : 30

    2007
    Nov 14-15: VFP Conference Teheran, Iran: 20
    Nov 12: SDN VFP Conference, Bunnik, The Netherlands: 25
    Nov 08-10: German DevCon 2007: 172, not including speakers.
    Oct 18-21: Southwest Fox 2007, Mesa, AZ: Officially 151 attendees (NOT including 16 speakers).
    Oct 17-18: West Wind Web Connection Training and User's Conference in Mesa, AZ: 37 (including speakers)
    Sep 7-9: Fox Forward - Alpharetta, GA: 56 (including speakers).
    June 19-21: Prague Devcon 2007 , Prague: 302 including 50 from Slovakia and 24 from other countries.
    May 6-9: Advisor DevCon, Anaheim, CA: 35 (VFP Track only, nearly 200 for conference).
    May 4: Visual Extend DevCon 2007: 18.
    March 5: Software Developers Event, Ede, VFP-Track only: 22.
    February 25-27: OzFox 2007, Sydney, Australia: 45.

    2006
    Nov 15-18: - Brazilian Conference, Sao Paulo : 120 (including speakers)
    Nov 15-17: - French Devcon, Paris : 60
    Nov 13: Software Developers Event, Utrecht, VFP-only-event: 50
    Nov 09-11: - German DevCon 2006: 170
    Oct 19-22: - Southwest Fox, Tempe AZ. 119 (including speakers)
    Sep 15-17: - Fox Forward - Alpharetta, GA 55 (including speakers)
    Sep 15: Software Developers Event, Reehorst, VFP-Track only: 22
    Sep 11-12: - Prague Devcon . 303 (including speakers and 36 from 14 different countries).
    Aug 27-31: - Advisor Devcon17 - Phoenix, AZ 100-120 (from Rick's estimate of the [2006.08.28] Keynote,)
    July 29: Profox Romania Road Show Petrosani. 40
    July 15: Profox Romania Road Show Oradea. 33
    May 24-27: Russian VFP Developer Conference Ufa 2006 30
    May 19: Visual Extend DevCon 2006: 27
    Apr 21-24: Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, GLGDBW 2006: 107? (I think that's what Whil said at the closing ceremony...)
    Mar 25-26: OzFox Lite, Sydney, Australia 40 (not including speakers and organizers)
    Mar 25: FoxPro Revolutions/Bucharest, Romania 73 (not including speakers and organizers)

    2005
    Nov 09-12: German DevCon in Frankfurt/Main, Germany: 210 -- No Pre-con in 2005
    Nov 09: Ken Levy and Lisa Slater Nicholls in Utrecht, The Netherlands: 50
    Nov 03-05: Rencontres AtoutFox 2005. Lyon, France : 65
    Oct 13-16: Southwest Fox in Tempe, Arizona: 125 (including speakers)
    Oct 12-13: West Wind Web Connection Training and User's Conference in Tempe, Arizona: 50 (including speakers)
    Sep 26-28: VFE Devcon 2005, Toledo, OHapprox 15
    Jun 28: Ken Levy in Sofia, Bulgaria: 1000 for Ken's session (1400-1900 for the entire event depending on who you ask)
    Jun 27: Ken Levy in Bucharest, Romania: 110
    Jun 24: Ken Levy in Budapest, Hungary: 150
    Jun 21-23: Prague DevCon in the Czech Republic: 410 including 39 from 10 countries outside the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
    Jun 18-22: Dev TeachOffsite link to http://devteach.com in Montreal, Quebec: 100 for VFP, of 300 total (VFP+SQL+.NET).
    Jun 12-16: Advisor DevCon 16, Las Vegas: 210 -- Conference total was 650, so VFP was the largest segment.
    May 11-13: Russian DevCon in the capitol of Bashkorstan republic Ufa: 40
    Apr 29: Visual Extend DevCon 2005: 30
    Apr 04-28: German Visual FoxPro 9.0 Roadshow in nine cities: 300
    Apr 01: Software Developers Event, Reehorst, VFP-Track only: 30
    Mar 03-04: What's New in VFP 9, Prague: 160
    2004
    Nov 29-Dec 01: OzFox 2004 in Sydney, Australia: 65
    Nov 11-13: AtoutFox, Paris, France: 60
    Nov 09-12: German DevCon 2004: 231 -- Including Pre-con
    Oct 22-24: VFP Brazilian Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil: 95
    Oct 22-24: South West Fox 2004Offsite link to http://www.southwestfox.com/
Conference, Tempe Arizona: 120
    Sep 29-Oct 3: Advisor DevCon 15, Las Vegas: 325-350
    Jun 19-22: Dev TeachOffsite link to http://devteach.com Conference, Montreal, Quebec: 240 for (DotNetOffsite link to http://gotdotnet.com, SQL and VFP)
    Jun 22-24: Prague Devcon - www.daquas.cz/fox/devcon2004an/: 452 officially
    Jun 28: Ken Levy + YAlan Griver about VFP 9, Haarlem, Netherlands (VFPSIG.NL) -- 130
    Jun 04-07: Dev Essentials, Kansas City, Missouri: 230 for all 3 concurrent conferences (DotNetOffsite link to http://gotdotnet.com, SQL and VFP)
    Jun 04: Visual Extend DevCon 2004: 22

    2003
    Nov 04-07: German DevCon 2003, Frankfurt: 260
    Oct 12-15: Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, GLGDbW 2003: 200
    Jul 21-23: OzFox 2003 www.ozfox.com.au Sydney, Australia : 50
    Jun 24-25: Prague Devcon - www.daquas.cz/fox/devcon2003an/ : 485 (Official count)
    Jun 15-18: Advisor DevCon 14, Palm Springs: 375
    May 10-13: Dev TeachOffsite link to http://devteach.com Conference 2003, Montreal, Quebec: 100 for VFP.
    Apr 25-28: Essential Fox Conference 2003, Kansas City, Missouri: 250
    Feb 19-21: Portal Fox Conferences, La Coruna, Spain: 440
    2002
    Nov 16-21: Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, GLGDBW 2002: 326 Registered
    Nov 14-16: West Wind Web Connection User's Conference 44 (counting speakers)
    Nov 06-08: German DevCon 2002, Frankfurt: 288
    Sep 29-Oct 2: Advisor DevCon 13, Ft. Lauderdale: 525
    Sep 15-19: Visual FoxExpress DevCon 2002: 20 + 1 person that crashed the conference. (same as last year)
    Jun 04-05: VisualFoxProDevConPraha2002: 494
    Apr 26-29: Essential Fox Conference 2002: 270
    2001
    Nov 07-09: German DevCon in Frankfurt/Main, Germany: 319
    Oct 27-31: Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, GLGDBW 2001: 327
    Sep 09-12: Advisor DevCon 12, San Diego: 752 Not bad as conferences go, considering the economy, according to a source at Advisor.
    Jun 2001: DevConPrague2001. 550
    May 13-16: VFP DevCon 2001. 300-350 for VFP out of 1100 total for VFP, VB, VC++, and SQL.
    Mar 31-Apr 02: Fox Teach 01. 125
    2000
    Dec 12-14: VFE Devcon 2000, Las Vegas, NV ? Nov 07-11: German DevCon in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, DevCon Germany 2000, Frankfurt 319
    Nov 05-08: Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, GLGDbW 2000, Milwaukee 314
    Sep 24-28: Advisor DevCon 11, Miami: 1,100
    Jun 2000: European Developer's Conference, Devcon Prague 2000, Prague 650
    May 14-17: Devconnections 2000, New Orleans 400
    May 2000: Amsterdam
    1999
    Nov 10-12: Devcon Germany 1999 (VI), Frankfurt 309
    Sep 22-24: Double Impact Mega Event, Las Vegas, NV ? Sep 19-22: VFE Devcon 1999 Las Vegas, NV ? Aug 1999: Southern California ~300
    Jun 22-23: Devcon Prague 1999 Prague 700
    Jun 06-10: Advisor DevCon 10, Palm Springs: 1300 (?)
    May 1999: Amsterdam
    Apr 10-12: Fox Teach, Toronto 325
    1998
    mid-Jun: Devcon Prague 1998 Prague 680
    May 17-20: Advisor DevCon 9, Orlando: 1600 (?)
    1998 Southern California ~300
    1998 Lowlands V, Amsterdam 125 (?)
    1998 German DevCon in Frankfurt/Main, Germany : 350
    1997
    Sep 14-17: Advisor DevCon 8, San Diego: 1800 (?)
    Apr 1997: Fox Teach, Toronto 300 (?)
    Mar 1997: Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, GLGDbW 97 227
    1997 Lowlands IV, Amsterdam 125 (?)
    1997 German DevCon in Frankfurt/Main, Germany : 326
    1996
    Oct 27-31: Advisor DevCon 7, Phoenix: 1800
    Jun 22-23: Mid Atlantic Database Workshop Richmond 150 (?)
    Jun 02-04: Visual FoxPro Users Conference, Minneapolis 275 (?)
    German DevCon96 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany : 297

    1995
    Nov 1995: Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, GLGDbW 95 426
    Oct 1995: Advisor FoxPro Conference, Phoenix, ? Jun 04-06: Visual FoxPro Users Conference, Minneapolis 250 (?)
    Jun 10-11: Mid Atlantic Database Workshop Va Beach 300 (?)
    Jan 1995: DevCon 6, San Diego: ~3000, biggest one, VFP was born! (3.0).Talking to Susan Graham at DevCon '04, she agrees that 3000 is way too high for this number. She thinks if you count press, speakers, staff, etc., it might be 2200-2500.--TamarGranor
    1995 German DevCon in Frankfurt/Main, Germany : 281
    1994
    Feb 1994: International Database Interchange, Toronto ~200 ( I think it was more like 125 or so-- Steven Black)
    Apr 1994: International Database Interchange, Palm Springs, ~200 ~75 (max)-- Steven Black
    Jun 1994: Visual FoxPro Users Conference, Minneapolis ? (?)
    Nov 1994: GLGDbW 94 304
    1994 German DevCon in Frankfurt/Main, Germany : 183
    1993
    1993 DevCon 5, Orlando: 1300
    1992
    1992 DevCon 4, Phoenix: 2500
    MSGraph generated graph, demonstrated at DevCon 14 -- ?tr


    The two graphs below show attendance at DevCon alone versus attendance at all other conferences:



    See also Upcoming Events, Major Conference Attendance, VFP Conference Crash Myth
    Category VFP Conferences Category Conferences
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