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Postby External Poster » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:45 pm

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This is the first of two reports on the DLV 2018 attendee survey.

67 mostly-complete responses were received. Not everyone answered all of
the questions, so totals may not always add up to 67.

Comments are welcome.
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How many times have you attended Diva Las Vegas?

Once: 21
Twice: 4
Three or more: 13
Five or more: 14
Ten or more: 15
. . . . .

About how far did you travel to attend DLV 2018?

Less than 50: 12
100: 0
200: 0
500: 17
1000: 9
2000: 21
5000: 6
10000: 1
20000 or more: 1

Approximate average miles: 1792.53
. . . . .

What primary means of transportation did you use to travel to DLV 2018?

My own private vehicle: 28
Rental vehicle: 4
Other persons vehicle: 2
Commercial air: 26
Private or charter air: 0
Bus: 0
Local, no travel necessary: 6
. . . . .

On what date did you arrive for DLV 2018?

Before Sunday, April 15: 27
Sunday, April 15: 21
Monday, April 16: 13
Tuesday, April 17: 2
Wednesday, April 18: 2
Thursday, April 19: 1
Friday, April 20 : 1
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On what date did you depart DLV 2018?

Sunday, April 15: 0
Monday, April 16: 1
Tuesday, April 17: 0
Wednesday, April 18: 4
Thursday, April 19: 4
Friday, April 20: 17
After Friday, April 20: 39

Average length of stay: 5.28 days.
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Which of the following best describes your preference for the timeframe
of future DLV events?

I would prefer a March timeframe: 15
I would prefer an April timeframe: 28
I would prefer a May timeframe: 5
It does not matter at all to me: 19
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Which of the following best describes your attendance and participation
in Diva Las Vegas 2018?

I attended solo and chose my activities individually: 49
With partner - chose activities individually: 2
With partner - mostly participated as a couple: 5
With group - chose activities individually: 6
With group - mostly participated as group: 4
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During the timespan that you were attending the DLV event, during the
times that you were not actively participating in DLV activities, which
of the following best describes what you were usually doing?

Casino gaming: 11
Nongaming tourist activities: 14
Business: 3
Spending time alone in the room: 6
Spending time with other DLVers: 18
Spending time with non-DLVers: 5
My usual activities as a LV local: 10
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While you were in attendance, did you get a chance to officially check
in with one of our volunteers (whether or not you got a name tag)?

Yes I did: 47
No I did not: 20
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Did you have a personalized name tag during your attendance of DLV 2018?

Yes, printed one at home and brought it with me: 22
Yes, printed one at home, forgot it, had it re-printed on site: 1
No, printed one at home, forgot it, was not able to have printed: 1
Yes, I had one printed on site: 23
No, I did not: 19
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What is your approximate age?

18 - 25: 0
26 - 30: 2
31 - 35: 3
36 - 40: 4
41 - 45: 1
46 - 50: 4
51 - 55: 12
56 - 60: 10
61 - 65: 12
66 - 70: 8
71 - 75: 6
76 - 80: 1
81 - 85: 2
89: 1

Approximate average age: 59.98
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Approximate length of experience with regard to appearing in public.

I have not yet appeared in public.: 0
DLV 2018 was my first public exposure.: 6
Less than one year.: 5
1 - 2 years: 2
2 - 5 years: 6
5 - 10 years: 7
10 - 20 years: 22
More than 20 years.: 14
This question does not apply to me.: 2
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About how often do you get any significant public exposure?

Daily: 11
Weekly or so: 18
Monthly or so: 13
A few times a year: 11
Once a year or less: 8
This question does not apply to me.: 2
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I consider myself to be primarily a (an) ...

Crossdresser: 24
Transvestite: 4
Pre-op: 3
Post-op: 2
No-op: 1
Transgender(ist): 12
Drag queen: 0
Genderqueer: 0
Gender-nonconforming: 0
Gender-neutral: 1
Gender-questioning: 0
Gender-fluid: 5
Bigender: 0
Pangender: 0
Transwoman: 8
Transman: 0
Self-identified woman: 0
Self-identified man: 0
Intersex: 0
H Benjamin Syndrome: 0
Significant other: 0
Admirer: 0
Friend of the community or ally: 0
Friend of another attendee: 0
I do not identify with any of the above labels: 4
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Do you belong to a local transgender support group?

I am currently a member.: 26
I have previously been a member.: 14
I have never been a member.: 22
. . . . .

Have you ever attended any of the following transgender community
events? (Weighted relative responses for each event.)

First Event 11
Fantasia Fair 12
Southern Comfort Conference 18
Fall Harvest 9
Be-All 12
California Dreaming 8
Colorado Goldrush 6
Esprit 10
Texas T 5
Pinkfest 7
Paradise in the Poconos 5
Holiday Enfemme 4
Keystone Conference 13
En Femme Getaway 7
Dignity Cruise 3
Wildside Vegas 26
Just You Week 11
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Did you find our web site to accurately depict what you experienced at
DLV?

Yes, definitely.: 47
Yeah, kinda.: 13
No.: 2
I have not viewed the DLV web site.: 2
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Did you find our on-line registration procedure and activity sign-up to
be convenient and easy to use?

Yes.: 54
It was a bit confusing.: 8
No.: 1
I did not register or sign up on line.: 1
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Did you have any technical or ergonomic difficulties when using our
on-line registration or activity sign-up screens?

Yes.: 4
No.: 58
I did not register or sign up on line.: 1
. . . . .

If you stayed in a local hotel, were you satisfied with the quality and
condition of your room and the facilities of the property?

Ballys:

Definitely satisfied: 0
Mostly satisfied: 0
Neutral: 0
Not really: 0
Definitely not: 0
. . .

Flamingo:

Definitely satisfied: 23
Mostly satisfied: 4
Neutral: 4
Not really: 2
Definitely not: 0
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Paris:

Definitely satisfied: 0
Mostly satisfied: 1
Neutral: 0
Not really: 0
Definitely not: 0
. . .

Four Queens:

Definitely satisfied: 3
Mostly satisfied: 1
Neutral: 0
Not really: 1
Definitely not: 0
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Other hotels:

Definitely satisfied (SLS)
Mostly satisfied (Desert Rose Resort)
Neutral (Americas Best Value)
Definitely not (Holiday inn timeshare)
Definitely satisfied (palace station)
Mostly satisfied (Harrah's)
Neutral (Circus)
Mostly satisfied (Mardi Gras)
Definitely satisfied (Tuscany Suites)
Mostly satisfied (Ellis Island)
Definitely satisfied (Treasure Island)

Did not stay in a local hotel: 12
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If you stayed in a local hotel, what was your comfort level regarding
the climate, culture, and attitude that you perceived there?

Ballys:

Very comfortable: 0
Somewhat comfortable: 0
Neutral: 0
Somewhat uncomfortable: 0
very uncomfortable: 0
. . .

Flamingo:

Very comfortable: 25
Somewhat comfortable: 2
Neutral: 3
Somewhat uncomfortable: 2
very uncomfortable: 1
. . .

Paris:

Very comfortable: 0
Somewhat comfortable: 1
Neutral: 0
Somewhat uncomfortable: 0
very uncomfortable: 1
. . .

Four Queens:

Very comfortable: 2
Somewhat comfortable: 0
Neutral: 1
Somewhat uncomfortable: 0
very uncomfortable: 1
. . .

Other hotels:

Very comfortable (SLS)
Very comfortable (Desert Rose Resort)
Neutral (Americas Best Value)
Neutral (El Cortez)
Very uncomfortable (not specified)
Very comfortable (palace station)
Very comfortable (Harrah's)
Very comfortable (Circus)
Very comfortable (Mardi Gras)
Very comfortable (Tuscany Suites)
Somewhat comfortable (Ellis Island)
Very comfortable (Treasure Island )
. . . . .

Did you take advantage of our special promotional hotel room rates at
the Flamingo for all or part of your stay?

Yes I did: 23
No but I was aware of it: 25
No but I was too late for it: 6
No and I was unaware of it: 3
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What was your level of enjoyment at each of the following activities?

Bare Minerals Makeup - All days: 4.55 (9 responses) (1 no-shows)
Katies Kozy Koffee Korner, Flamingo, All days: 3.84 (13 responses)

Afternoon Social, Harrahs, Sunday: 3.60 (10 responses) (3 no-shows)
Virgils BBQ Happy Hour and Dinner, Sunday: 4.36 (11 responses) (2 no-shows)
Cornish Pasty Happy Hour and Dinner, Sunday: 4.0 (4 responses) (1 no-shows)
Circus Circus Happy Hour and Dinner, Sunday: 4.0 (5 responses) (2 no-shows)
Burlesque Revue, Velveteen Rabbit, Sunday: 4.0 (4 responses) (3 no-shows)
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Sunday: 4.0 (9 responses)

Sephora Smokey Eye demo and workshop, Monday: 3.50 (4 responses) (1 no-shows)
Lunch with Wendy and Michelle, Monday, April 16: 4.50 (16 responses)
New attendee Welcome and Orientation, Monday, April 16: 4.56 (25 responses)
Welcome Happy Hour, Dinner, Social, Monday: 4.68 (47 responses) (1 no-shows)
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Monday: 4.6 (16 responses)

Hoover Dam Tour, Tuesday, April 17: 3.25 (4 responses) (2 no-shows)
Diva Las Vegas Invitational Golf, Tuesday, April 17: 4.66 (12 responses)
Sephora Smokey Eye demo and workshop, Tuesday, April 17: 2.66 (3 responses)
Lunch With Aejaie, Harrahs, Tuesday, April 17: 4.31 (16 responses)
Sephora Winged Eyeliner demo and workshop, Tuesday: 3.75 (4 responses)
Art Tour, Bellagio, Tuesday, April 17: 4.11 (9 responses)
Giordano Happy Hour and Dinner, Ballys, Tuesday: 3.83 (12 responses)
Carmines Happy Hour and Dinner, Tuesday: 3.88 (9 responses) (2 no-shows)
Ruths Chris Happy Hour and Dinner, Tuesday, April 17: 4.0 (14 responses)
EHM Social and Tour, Tuesday: 4.0 (5 responses) (3 no-shows)
Big Lift Bar Crawl, Tuesday, April 17: 4.26 (15 responses)
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Tuesday: 4.10 (10 responses)

DLV Tennis Tournament, Ballys, Wednesday, April 18: 3.25 (4 responses)
Social at Transcending, Wednesday, April 18: 4.0 (7 responses) (1 no-shows)
Lunch with Dionne and Jane, Wednesday: 4.14 (7 responses) (1 no-shows)
Kiss Monster Mini-Golf, Rio, Wednesday: 4.31 (16 responses)
Ricardos Happy Hour and Dinner, Wednesday: 4.22 (9 responses) (1 no-shows)
PF Chang Happy Hour and Dinner, Wednesday: 4.47 (19 responses) (1 no-shows)
Joes Happy Hour and Dinner, Wednesday, April 18: 4.16 (6 responses)
DLV Treasure Hunt, Wednesday, April 18: 4.0 (8 responses)
Late Nite Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Wednesday: 4.50 (14 responses)

Pistol and Rifle Shooting, Thursday: 2.0 (2 responses) (2 no-shows)
Lunch With Aejaie, Harrahs, Thursday, April 19: 4.10 (10 responses)
Topgolf, Thursday, April 19: 3.0 (10 responses) (1 no-shows)
Farewell Happy Hour, Dinner, Social, Thursday: 4.45 (33 responses) (2 no-shows)
Limousine Tour, The Linq, Thursday, April 19: 4.27 (22 responses) (1 no-shows)
Carnaval Court Dance Party, Harrahs, Thursday, April 19: 4.0 (16 responses)

Lunch Without Ginger, Flamingo Buffet, Friday, April 20: 4.20 (5 responses)
LOVE Behind the Scenes tour, Friday, : 4.33 (6 responses) (2 no-shows)
Exotic Racing, LVMS, Friday: 3.60 (5 responses) (1 no-shows)
Afternoon Social, Harrahs, Friday, April 20: 3.25 (4 responses)
Trevi Happy Hour and Dinner, Friday: 4.30 (10 responses) (1 no-shows)
Margaritaville Happy Hour and Dinner, Friday: 3.70 (10 responses) (2 no-shows)
Late Night Dancing and Socializing, Paris, Friday, April 20: 4.22 (9 responses)

Overall average enjoyment rating: 4.18
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For our daily lunch, for which of the following settings would you be
most likely to participate?

A food court: 14
A buffet: 19
A sit-down type of restaurant: 21
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What is your opinion regarding the presence of commercial activities at
Diva Las Vegas?

They are fine with me: 32
They are fine with me as long as they are limited in number: 11
They are fine with me as long as they are relevent to TG needs: 13
Concerned they are pushing out the social and participatory activities: 2
Commercial activities have absolutely no place at Diva Las Vegas: 2
. . . . .

Did you find yourself missing DLV activities because you either got into
a time crunch or were simply too tired from previous activites?

Seldom or never: 36
Occasionally: 25
Frequently: 2
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Did you find yourself missing DLV activities because you were in any
uncomfortable, unsure, or uneasy about attending?

Never: 54
Once: 7
Occasionally: 2
Frequently: 1
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During the course of the event, did you suffer from an unexpected
illness or injury which prevented you from fully participating?

Yes I did: 3
No I did not: 61
. . . . .

Did you use the activity reminder service (e-mail or text messages to
your cell phone) and if so, did it work well for you?

Yes, and it worked fine.: 28
Yes, and it worked off and on.: 3
Yes, but it seldom or never.: 1
No, I did not use it..: 26
I do not know what you are talking about.: 5
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Did you use the DLV Group Text service (text messages from other
attendees to your cell phone or email) and if so, did it work well for
you?

Yes, and it worked fine.: 24
Yes, and it worked off and on.: 3
Yes, but it seldom or never.: 2
No, I did not use it..: 31
Say what?: 4
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Which of the following best describes your experience with the DLV
On-site Check-in, held from Sunday through Tuesday at the Flamning?

Used it and found it to be helpful.?: 19
Used it, but did not find it to be helpful.: 2
I tried but I could not find it.: 5
I was too shy or apprehensive to use it.: 1
I did not know that On-Site Check-in was available.: 3
I chose not to use On-Site Check-in.: 24
No clue what you are talking about.: 5
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Did you have convenient and reliable e-mail service during DLV, using
any method?

Yes, and I checked e-mail frequently.: 42
Yes, but I checked it infrequently.: 14
No: 5
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Which of the following BEST describes your electronic communication
abilities during our event?

None, No phone, no e-mail, no nothing.: 2
Hotel room phone only.: 1
Personal home phone only, voice only.: 1
Personal cell phone, voice only.: 1
Personal cell phone, text capable.: 10
Smart Phone, web capable.: 33
Netbook or tablet with sporadic Internet access only.: 0
Netbook or tablet with regular Internet access.: 2
Full-size laptop or desktop with sporadic Internet access only.: 1
Full-size laptop or desktop with regular Internet access.: 11
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What was your primary means of transportation to and from DLV
activities?

My own private vehicle: 23
My own rental vehicle: 5
In another's vehicle: 4
Taxi: 11
Uber, Lyft, etc.: 6
City bus or shuttle: 2
Walking: 7
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Did you have any difficulty getting a ride to DLV activities?

Yes: 1
No: 61
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Did you have any difficulty finding the locations at which DLV 2018
activities were held?

Yes: 9
No: 54
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Did you have any difficulty finding the group at any of our venues?

Yes: 6
No: 56
. . . . .

Did you find the online maps to be helpful?

Yes: 26
No: 6
I don't need a map: 21
What maps?: 10
. . . . .

Did you find the lack of a printed map and schedule to be an
inconvenience?

Yes, a major inconvenience.: 8
No: 43
Maybe a minor inconvenience.: 12
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Did you have any difficulty contacting DLV volunteers by phone?

Yes: 0
No: 33
I did not attempt to phone.: 26
I never received any phone numbers.: 4
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Did you have any difficulty identifying and/or contacting DLV organizers
and volunteers in person at DLV?

Yes: 3
No: 60
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Did you find the other DLV attendees to be friendly and inclusive?

Mostly yes: 57
Yes, somewhat: 2
Neutral: 2
No, somewhat: 1
Mostly no: 1
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Did you participate in the DLV Discussion Forum on the web or the
associated mailing list?

Yes, via e-mail: 10
Yes, via Yahoo: 2
Yes, via MyDLV: 23
No: 25
I don't know what you are talking about.: 1
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Do you consider our general mailings to be excessively long and verbose?

Yes and I regard much to be unnecessary and irrelevant: 6
Yes, but I understand most is important for attendees to know: 20
No: 35
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Did you regularly or occasionally read the Activity Highlights that were
published in our various media prior to DLV?

Yes and I enjoyed them: 41
Yes, but they did not interest me: 4
No: 14
I have no clue: 2
. . . . .

Do you use MyDLV and if so how much?

For the Discussion Forum only: 14
For multiple features: 28
None at all: 17
What the heck is MyDLV?: 3
. . . . .

In general, were you comfortable being seen with the DLV group in
general public settings?

Comfortable most or all of the time.: 50
Mostly comfortable, but sometimes uncomfortable.: 11
Frequently uncomfortable.: 2
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During DLV 2018, did you ever receive, without asking, any unsolicited
advice or constructive criticism regarding your dress, appearance,
mannerisms, etc.?

Yes, and I took it in a positive manner: 4
Yes, but I was put off by it.: 2
No, I did not.: 56
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During DLV 2018, did you ever give or attempt to give another attendee
some unsolicited advice or constructive criticism regarding dress,
appearance, mannerisms, etc.?

Yes, and it was received positively: 5
Yes, but it was received negatively: 1
No, but I sure felt like it at times: 13
No, not at all.: 44
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During your stay in Las Vegas to attend our event, were you ever
confronted or harassed by a member of the general public regarding your
manner of dress and presentation?

Yes, and it discouraged me from fully participating.: 0
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating: 5
No, I was not.: 57
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During your stay in Las Vegas to attend our event, were you ever
confronted or harassed by a law enforcement officer, security guard,
venue manager, etc. regarding your manner of dress and presentation?

Yes, and it discouraged me from fully participating.: 0
Yes, but it did not discourage me from fully participating: 2
No, I was not.: 60
. . . . .

Did you participate in our Big Sister program and if so, did you find it
to be helpful?

I had a Big Sister and I found the program to be helpful.: 2
I had a Big Sister and I did not find the program to be helpful.: 1
I was a volunteer Big Sister and had a positive experience.: 3
I was a volunteer Big Sister and my Little Sister was a no-show.: 0
I was a volunteer Big Sister and did not have a positive experience.: 0
I did not participate in the Big Sister program.: 53
I was unaware the Big Sister program existed.: 4
. . . . .

Which of the following best represents the various payments you made
during the course of your attendance of DLV 2018?

Credit/debit cards almost exclusively.: 15
Credit/debit cards for big things, mostly cash otherwise.: 13
Mostly cards but occasionally cash.: 8
About 50/50 cash and cards.: 9
Mostly cash but occasionally cards.: 7
Cash almost exclusively.: 9
. . . . .

Approximately how much did you spend on accommodations while you were
attending DLV?

Approximate average: 850.94
. . . . .

Approximately how much did you spend on food and non-alcoholic beverages
while you were attending DLV?

Approximate average: 400.84
. . . . .

Approximately how much did you spend on alcoholic beverages
while you were attending DLV?

Approximate average: 171.66
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Approximately how much did you spend on local transportation (rental
car, taxi rides, Monorail pass, donation to others' fuel funds, etc.)
while you were attending DLV?

Approximate average: 111.66
. . . . .

Considering all expenses of all types, what was the total amount you
spent in order to attend and participate in DLV?

Approximate average: 3805.8
. . . . .

In general, did you consider DLV 2018 to be reasonable and affordable?

Yes, definitely: 38
Yes, somewhat: 17
Neutral: 3
No, somewhat: 1
No, definitely: 1
. . . . .

Did you participate in table and/or machine gaming during your
attendance at DLV?

None at all: 22
Very little: 11
Occasionally: 16
Frequently: 11
. . . . .

Which best indicates what DLV is to you?

An opportunity to dress.: 7
An opportunity to socialize.: 21
An opportunity to party.: 1
An opportunity to express myself.: 7
An opportunity to learn.: 2
An opportunity to meet others in the TG community.: 23
. . . . .

How important is it that there be a significant number of other
attendees of the same general age range?

Very important to me.: 4
Moderately important to me.: 16
Important, but there are other factors.: 17
Little or no importance.: 24
. . . . .

Did you think DLV was too long or too short?

It was too long: 4
It was too short: 7
It was just about right: 50
. . . . .

And what about the request to wear name tags?

I found them to be helpful: 21
I don't really care either way: 33
I did not like them: 7
. . . . .

Did you personally have any public restroom issues while attending DLV
2018?

I used public restrooms and YES I had issues or incidents.: 3
I used public restrooms and did NOT have issues.: 45
I seldom or never used public restrooms.: 11
This question does not apply to me.: 2
. . . . .

All in all, did DLV 2018 meet your expectations?

DLV 2018 exceeded my expectations: 21
DLV 2018 met my expectations: 36
DLV 2018 failed to meet my expectations: 3
. . . . .

Would you attend another DLV?

Yes, definitely: 38
Yes, probably: 18
Maybe: 4
Probably not: 0
Definitely not: 1


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