First the good news. Our recent reader poll found that most respondents do not feel the economic downturn has had a significant impact on their meetings this year, and most are not cutting back attendance projections for next year. (See cover story, page 26.) Everybody stand up and cheer! The bad news? Some associations in fields particularly hard-hit by the current economic climate are reporting major attrition damages resulting from steep attendance declines at their meetings this year. ...

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