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buckeye last won the day on October 24 2018

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  1. Basically, we wanted to try something new. Which is a regular part of our Expo planning each and every year. But changes to registration management company or our event programming or education scheduling/pricing tend to be less noticeable to attendees than switching the days of the week. Traditionally, I think that we believed that some people couldn't attend during the workweek and so Saturday show hours would draw additional attendees. But I am told that the numbers may not have borne that out as much as expected--and some attendees/exhibitors likely prefer to have their weekend
  2. Quick reminder that the days of the ISA Sign Expo have shifted for 2019. This year, the exhibit hall is open from Wednesday, April 24-Friday, April 26 (with education sessions starting on Tuesday, April 23). In recent years, the exhibit hall was open Thursday-Saturday (with education sessions starting on Wednesday).
  3. Rocco (and others encountering 2014 NEC issues), There is a commonly-encountered problem in how the provisions of 600.6 are interpreted by the AHJs. Much of that has occurred because of the specific language that appeared in the 2014 NEC. The 2014 code language isn't wrong, it just was written in a way that allows some inspectors to draw conclusions with which we strongly object. (BTW, I should note that most of the 2014 problems were addressed in the 2017 code language. But state adoption of the NEC varies, some states only update every other cycle, and so some communities wil
  4. Twice. (Before the earlier announced November 2014 and November 2017 deadlines). Each time to correct a technical flaw in the language of the rule. One important difference between those extensions and the current situation is that we haven't seen the same indicators that another delay is being discussed. (Changing a federal rulemaking is like turning around an oceanliner; it takes a long time and an observer usually can see signals leading up to the actual course change.) OSHA has an advisory panel of stakeholders (employers, unions, trainers, state inspectors) called the Advisory Co
  5. Based on a report from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, this was not an employee of a sign company. "Roger Dinneen, an employee of Wahoo’s Restaurant, was reportedly working..." Still terrible.
  6. Didn't know that Raul Rodriguez passed away. I always loved the "champagne glasses" that were integrated into the Flamingo.
  7. A similar project happened back in 2003 in New Mexico (http://www.rt66nm.org/new/preservation/restoration.html). In 2008(?), I attended a Society for Commercial Archaeology conference in Albuquerque that featured a great presentation/walking tour with Absolutely Neon's Robert Randazzo and the city planner who oversaw the Central Avenue portion of the project. One of the real limitations of that effort was the fact that (5 years later) many of the restored signs were associated with businesses that were marginally successful (or lost money). So it was a real struggle to keep those businesses
  8. I attended the premiere at the Renwick yesterday afternoon. Very well done...about 75 minutes long. Just finished editing in the last few days. Standing room only. I'd guess that the crowd was about 250. (Decent number could be identified as connected to either signshops, graphic designers, folks in other creative arts, or otherwise connected to one of the people profiled in the film.) The companion book is excellent as well (available through Princeton Architectural Press). Screenings are upcoming during May/June in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Cincinnati, and Vancouver.
  9. I'm really excited to see this tomorrow. (It's screening at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery here in DC)
  10. Glad you are planning your event already! Hopefully I will be able to attend (ISA staff won't know where/when we are scheduled during off-floor hours until March. I just wanted to address one thing. The size of the ISA Expo floor is growing each year--and it is growing even if you limit the numbers only to domestic companies. We have grown 17% with our domestic exhibitors over the last 3 years.
  11. I apologize for not replying sooner, but I was tied up all day with a planners' seminar. The following paragraph represents the viewpoint of ISA: While ISA encourages open dialogue on its online message boards, we are committed to acting in the best interests of our industry. We reserve the right to monitor the conversations that occur within our social media networks to ensure we are in compliance with applicable antitrust laws. We cannot facilitate or provide a forum for discussions about payment, pricing, boycotts or any other conversations that violate such laws. The antitrust laws
  12. :) No, the price did not drop this year. I will be around all three days. During most of the show hours I will be in the ISA booth (which is in the back center this year and not near the main entrance), manning the "Code Experts" station along with Bill Dundas.
  13. I noted the exhibit space numbers in my first post. Basically, there is an increase of 32,000 square feet currently sold for the 2011 Expo over the final numbers for the 2009 show.
  14. Our room block only captures people who (1) register through our website when they registered for the Expo; or (2) register through the hotels/aggregators websites, but also registered for the Expo. Folks staying at Mandalay/Luxor/Excalibur but not attending our show are not included in our totals.
  15. I don't know much at all about attendee demographics, not being involved in any of the marketing or tradeshow meetings. One good source of some basic information can be found in our Exhibitor Prospectus (2011 version) Of course the profile of attendees is different in Orlando and in Vegas. For example, Vegas captures more international attendees from mexico and Orlando draws better from Ontario/Quebec. And plenty of drive-in attendees only come to one show location, but regularly return every second year.
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