By Ross Perez 2010/08/09

The overwhelming response to this year's conference (more than double last year!) has resulted in expanded sessions, added speakers, expanded space at the conference hotel - and after all that, we have still managed to sell out. If you are among the 700+ people who will be at the Conference, thank you! We know you have high expectations and we’re excited to meet them.

This will be the analytics conference of the year, packed with sessions from industry thought leaders and those leading the technology push and trying to change the way people think about data. Just added to the line-up are four new speakers, including additional session on Bullet Graphs from Stephen Few, Data Story-telling with speakers from Juice Analytics, a business intelligence panel hosted by BeyeNetwork editor and publisher Ron Powell, and an in-depth review of the visualization industry by Stanford Professor Jeffrey Heer.
We really wanted to boost the educational power of this event, and the new sessions were added in response to the overwhelming number of registrations. Attendees will have nearly four solid days of opportunities to learn about trends in visual analysis and business intelligence.
Previously announced industry luminaries will keynote the event, including Stephen Dubner, author of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, Garr Reynolds, author of the popular book and presentation blog Presentation Zen, and Stephen Few, founder and principal of Perceptual Edge and 20-year business intelligence industry veteran.
All pre- and post-conference workshops are already sold out, including two levels of Tableau certification training, partner education, dashboard creation from Stephen MacDaniel of Freakalytics, and the popular data analysis seminar led by Few.
For all of you lucky enough to be spending the end of August with us in Seattle, take a look at our Emerald City "What-to-do" Wizard.