Early indicators suggest that participation in the AFS Annual Meeting continues to grow,
by several measures:
2014 set a new record for the 21st century for the total number of proposals, up
28% since last year, and 5% higher than the last largest meeting in New
The number of preregistrations to date is 10% higher than
the comparable number for New Orleans.
The number of individuals
who will present in some capacity is almost 10% higher than in New Orleans,
most likely because of the recent enforcement of our policy to limit
individuals to one presentation: since individuals can present only once,
presentation slots opened up for a larger number of people to participate.