Thursday, April 28, 2011

Poll: Where would you like to see NHC 2012?

Similar to what has been done for all our prior blog polls, this post takes a moment to memorialize the results we received on the most recent blog poll.  The reader’s response to the question “Where would you like to see the 2012 AHA Conference Located?” are presented below.  

With this year’s AHA conference in San Diego, CA coming up rapidly, we thought it would be fitting to see where our readers would like to see next year’s conference (which will not be announced until June).  As we have lamented in prior posts,  the conference has not been on the East Coast of the US in over 5 year and is overdue – apparently, our readers believe the same thing.

A criticism of this poll is that most people will vote for locations closest to them.  Therefore, this poll is more of a survey for where our readers (at least those that respond to a poll) are located in the US.  While there maybe a few who live to travel for conferences such as this, all things being equal, the less one has to travel, the more likely they will attend.  I can certainly buy this argument, given our readership (and our content) is very East Coast-centric.

Lastly, I’ll leave everyone with a bit of a rumor that I was privy to from a BJCP judge during a recent competition.  Apparently Gary Glass (Director of the AHA) was recently seen (by this judge) in Philadelphia scouting out potential venues.  This certainly doesn’t guarantee NHC 2012 being in Philly, but it certainly indicates the city is on the short list.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

We’d love to know what you think of the results and how the information may (or may not) be used. And if you are reading this, we’ve put up our next poll, which awaits your response.



"Everybody has to believe in something.....I believe I'll have another drink."
-W.C. Fields

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