Plasma Conference Statistics

The Directory of Plasma Conferences contains approximately 120 conferences per year for the past decade, as shown by the figure immediately below. The actual number of plasma conferences around the world is unknown but may be as high as 180 annually. Conferences are predominantly in Europe and North America, with 15 to 25 conferences listed annually in Asia and a few in Africa, Australia, and South America.  It is unclear whether the substantial decrease in reported conferences over the past few years is due to the economy or to other reasons.

The figure below illustrates the monthly distribution of plasma conferences for the past year. A more nearly uniform distribution may be helpful to potential conference attendees.