I'm trying really hard to convince the guys up the ladder to sponsor me for this conference. Not to get into much detail, it's being a bit too hard.
I shall say, also, that I'm the kind of person who gets quickly stressed while waiting; and that I firmly believe that "status bars", "progress bars / percentages" were made by people like me for people like me.
That said, I would really appreciate if you [Mike / Mark] could post here how many seats are still available. Of course, you can decide the periodicity of the report, as far as it is less than weekly ;)