Prior to the keynote speeches at Training Conference & Expo 2009 in Atlanta, Meridia Audience Response Systems helped Training magazine collect data on economic and generational trends in learning. The audience participants spanned four generations, with a predominate attendance of Baby Boomers born 1946 to 1964 (56 percent) and Gen Xers born 1965 to 1980 (37 percent), with representation of Traditionalists born before 1945 (5 percent) and Gen Yers born 1981 to 2000 (2 percent)
During his keynote, Chester Elton (author of "The Carrot Principle") asked the audience whether they felt top performers got too much recognition in relation to their peers. Some 33 percent of Baby Boomers and 20 percent of Gen Xers said yes, while more than 40 percent of those groups said no. Click here for more survey results.