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Should I use at or of in the following passage?

and through attendance [at/of] the regular video conferences has played an active part in ...

I guess my attendance at school could be questioned here, but perhaps through my attendance of an intensive English class I'd be able to figure out which one to use.

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Nice question - attendance has historically been associated with a specific physical location. – StuartLC Jan 3 '12 at 12:51
AT place, OF/AT event. AT is always true. Hope that helps mate. Have a good one. – speedyGonzales Jan 3 '12 at 13:36

The use of at is certainly accepted with the word attendance. Of gives a connotation of possession (since it plays the role of the genitive), which isn't necessary here. So, at would be a better choice.

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