Facts & Figures

This section contains graphs documenting GRC's growth and changing demographics of attendees. Data were compiled from participant lists and programs dating back to the early 1930s. To see additional information and read our analysis of the data presented here, please refer to the history section of this site.

1. This graph shows the total number of attendees each year since 1941 (participant lists prior to 1941 are too incomplete to give valid data).

Number of GRC Attendees Per Year

2. This graph shows the total number of week-long Gordon Conferences held each year since 1931.

Number of Gordon Research Conferences, 1931 - 2005

3. This graph shows the increase in Gordon Conference attendees from outside the United States since 1941.

Percentage of GRC Attendees from Outside the U.S.

4. This graph shows the increase in female attendees at Gordon Conferences, with especially notable growth since 1980.

Percentage of Female GRC Attendees

5. This graph shows the changing demographics of attendees from industry, academia, and government labs since 1941. Note the crossing of the percentages from academia and industry in the mid-1960s.

Institutional Affiliation of GRC Attendees