Do we know why the STC is having its 2010 Summit in Dallas again when it was just there earlier this decade? (Wasn't it there about four years ago?) Or why it's planning to be in Atlanta both next year and only four years later?
I've heard that it's related to contracts negotiated with host hotels to reserve blocks of rooms for attendees (and meeting space, although most meetings are in convention centers -- which are supported in large part by taxes on hotel room rentals, hence the role of convention bureaus in hotel reservations). That's also why we had a conference a few years ago in Vegas -- not exactly a hotbed of employment for technical communicators.Not that I'm privy to any details, but that's what I've heard.