I have noticed a significant increase in the activity in the "Meets" forum recently which is great. There seems to be more meets being organized around the world and this would appear to help spread the word about our hobby. Regarding the number of hits on the CanFEST 2010 thread there were over 7800 suggesting some reasonable level of interest. Interestingly, hits for the 2009 CanFEST thread were almost twice that of 2010 for which I am not sure if it is due to the down turn in the economy or less interest in the event or other reasons. Regardless, both events were fun and it appeared many enjoyed their time at CanFEST.
I would encourage more Head-Fi members to hold meets, no matter what size, as they advance our hobby and it is a great place to meet some very interesting people. It was fantastic to see some teenagers at CanFEST to whom we can begin to "pass the torch" so our hobby can continue long after we are gone. As far as if there will be a CanFEST 2011, it's anybody's guess.