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October 13, 2005

JALT Attendance Down From 2004

The final figures have yet to be tallied, but the initial count for the number of people who attended last weekend's JALT National Conference is 1,630. The number is a drop from the 1,900 teachers who attended the conference in Nara last year, but is comparable to the numbers seen in 2002-03, which were also held at Granship in Shizuoka. One would assume that the location, convenient for both Kanto and Kansai residents, would draw more attendees. But perhaps the novelty of a new venue, such as Nara, or the relative scarcity of such big events in outlying areas attracts more teachers. Just under two thousand teachers made their way to Kitakyushu for the 2001 conference, so it will be interesting to see how popular the event is when it returns there next autumn.
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