Just got the number's from NAB's PR office ... the attendance this year is 83,842. That figure includes 23,232 international attendees -- many of whom were mega jet-lagged.
That reminds me of a funny story ... the first year I came to the how, 1992, I ended up in a small press conference at the Las Vegas Hilton. I guess there were about 25 of us in the room ... about 15 minutes into it, we all suddenly heard some pretty loud snoring emanating from the back of the room. It was an international attendee, who was either really tired ... or maybe he just took it upon himself to speak for the rest of us. Just kidding!