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Conference Attendance

A graph of "Attendance" versus "Time of day" for a conference. In the morning, there's the start of sessions, followed by a mad rush of people trying to not be too late, leading to a sharp increase in attendance. It stays high for a while until dipping downward due to a lunch exodus, but there's still a contingent of committed attendees who power through. After lunch, attendance picks up again as there are more sessions, only to steadily decline as people are too tired to listen anymore.

This happens on a macro level too: As I attend more days of a conference, I lose the initial stamina I had to listen to many presentations.