Originally Posted by Droc
its not really possible to garentee attendance.
Honestly, I dont think there is a specific action thats gonna make any differnce.
The only way to improve is to look at a situation like this one, and rember the grief it caused.
Thats a good suggestion - awareness.
I think you're partly right, you cannot guarantee attendence, but, you can do your best with a set of policies and expectations so that you minimize it from happening at a large event.