900 Newbies (CCCC 2006 Chicago — Day 1)
According to one of the Newcomers’ Orientation Committee volunteers, there are 900 first-time attendees signed up for this conference. A staff member at the registration desk said there are 2800 people already registered, and they expect about 3400 in total.
I think it’s a great idea to have a table in the registration area, specifically to make first-time attendees feel welcome. My first time at the CCCCs, I was part of a panel that included three members of the writing center where I worked at the University of Toronto’s engineering school. Sorry, that should be “centre,” not “center.”