Conference Planning Survey - Results

The results from our 2011 Conference Planning survey are in!

Here is a summary:

  • 75 respondents completed the survey; 79 started the survey.

On question #1, What tracks will you likely attend?

  • 59.5% responded "Training/End User"
  • 55.7% responded "Developer/Technical"
  • 40.5% responded "Partnerships/Consortial"
  • 6.3% responded "Other" - most of these Other responses mentioned sysadmin/migration topics

For question, #2, Would you prefer more track time or more general conference event time?

  • 53.2% responded "a 50/50 split between these types of events"
  • 40.5% responded "more track time (program sessions)"

For question #3, What are the major reasons for attending the 2011 EG Conference?

  • 77.9% responded "information gathering"
  • 71.4% responded "gain technical expertise"
  • 70.1% responded "training and implementation practices"
  • 59.7% responded "develop partnerships"
  • 39.0% responded "consortium planning and information"
  • 26.0% responded "software developer hackfest"
  • 23.4% responded "vendor information"
  • 5.2% responded "other" with most of these "other responses" mentioning the ability to network with others

For question #4, What after hours activities would you most be interested in?

  • 64.5% responded "dine arounds"
  • 59.2% responded "local library tours"
  • 48.7% responded "pub crawls"
  • 40.8% responded "trips to local attractions/landmarks"
  • 19.7% responded "charitable endeavors"
  • 5.3% responded "other" with most of these "other" responses focusing on developer/end user informal interaction

Questions #5 and #6 asked the survey taker to identify him/herself ...

For question #5, Identify your interest in Evergreen:

  • 55.8% responded "currently on a live Evergreen system"
  • 24.7% responded "migrating to a live Evergreen system within 12 months"
  • 19.5% responded "involved in providing paid support or services for Evergreen"
  • 18.2% responded "involved in the Evergreen community but not selling services"
  • 9.1% responded "investigating Evergreen as a potential solution"

For question #6, Identify your main role:

  • 38.2% responded "System Administrator/IT Specialist"
  • 18.4% responded "Executive Administrator for a library system or consortium"
  • 17.1% responded "Other" with "other" including training, consulting, project coordination, and other support roles
  • 11.8% responded "Library staff (managerial)"
  • 6.6% responded "Vendor"
  • 3.9% responded "Library staff (non-managerial"
  • 3.9% responded "Software Developer"

Thanks to all who took the time to fill out our planning survey.  This will help us to put together a most excellent conference!