Factoids from the 2011 St. Louis Symposium

2011-St-Louis-symposium-crowdFactoids from the Symposium:

  • 404 delegates (58 were staff) from 37 states

  • 27 Canadian delegates from 4 provinces

  • 1 Korean delegate

  • 50% (about) of the delegates attending their first symposium

  • 41 docent-led workshops

  • 28 roundtable discussion topics

  • 17 local institutions visited

  • 16 private collections visited by delegates

  • 41 buses utilized

  • 28 hours the registration table was open

  • 51.5 hours the hospitality desk was open

  • 20 steering committees

  • 50% (about) of the delegates with immediate internet access

  • 1 cell phone found

  • 1 delegate brave enough to wear a Phillies baseball cap

  •  4 times delegates were asked to repeat www.nationaldocents.org
  • "0" inches of rain

Unquantifiable – the smiles and friendly greetings from the St. Louis Art Museum docent volunteers

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