NSBA in Chicago

I am attending National School Board Association annual conference in Chicago - as a school board member! I am on our school board in Kennebunk ME, and find this conference full of ideas, trends, and issues.  Lots on technology and 21st century curriculum, as well as alternate sources of funding, strategic planning, and more that's relevant to us.

Attendance is DOWN....

Talking to exhibitors - most say business is slow, backlogs down, and 2010 will be rough.  No clear sign of when we are hitting bottom....  Not sure if we should be exhibiting or not.  Next year San Fran, maybe a better time for schools?