Go on then. You try organizing an important meeting with more than fifty people invited and involved. Oh, you can then. Well, try this then. Try putting together regular analytical chemistry conferences then. Try pulling in numbers in excess of, say 150, 200, going on up, and keeping them stable. That’s the thing about a major conference. Unless an attendee has specifically been told to stay put for the duration of the conference, and in any event, this does seem counterproductive, no conference attendee is under any obligation to stay.
Therein lies the challenge when talking up all things analytical. Only people with analytical minds or interests perhaps? The challenge of talking up all things chemical. Scientists working with a variety of chemicals on regular basis fascinated on the new discoveries presented at the conference perhaps. All possible and it is usually up to the instigator to bring these new discoveries to light on behalf of all stakeholders.
The professional conference organizer will be assisting the initiator of this conference gathering to collect all valid and related materials well before the time. Stakeholders can then spend time reviewing new findings, product developments, technical or academic papers, whatever the case may be, and they can even be given space to respond and make their own invaluable contributions in response thereto.
They have been invited to the event, so there is no reason why they should stand idly by. A conference where just a handful of people address a large audience could become boring. But if the conference is smartly run, the speeches will be short, allowing all attendees to spend more time networking and interacting with fellow professionals they would not have had an opportunity to meet before under usual circumstances.