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I'm trying to think of the best way to casually say 'conference attendees'. Any ideas?

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If it's a prestigious enough conference, maybe the attendees are mostly delegates. –  FumbleFingers Dec 23 '11 at 3:42
    
Yeah, I didn't want to be that formal. One of the other conference execs used that word initially and I didn't like it but I couldn't think of anything better than conference attendees. Given our target market it doesn't make sense. –  ChrisM Dec 23 '11 at 4:13
    
Is it in order to say that the persons going to the conference are the attenders and the conference is the attendee (even the spell-checker is objecting to attenders)? Or am I flogging a long-dead horse here? –  Brian Hooper Dec 23 '11 at 17:12
    
@Brian Hooper: I don't think that would be in order. So far as I'm aware, attendee is simply the new upcoming synonym for attender. They both mean a person who is present at an event, as opposed to attendant, being a person who looks after the needs of others (possibly including attendees at OP's conference). I don't think there's any word based on attend to identify the actual event/venue. –  FumbleFingers Dec 23 '11 at 22:20
    
@FumbleFingers, I think attended works for the event/venue ‒ although a bit clunky. –  jwpat7 Mar 11 '13 at 0:05
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You can call them participants.

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I suppose participants works. There really aren't a lot of words for this. –  ChrisM Dec 23 '11 at 4:14
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