Re restricted attendance; can fully understand the misgivings of those showing kit. However I'm a just-joined member. Have been lurking for a while, saw the thread about the meet, and thought I should join to post a message about intended attendance, especially since Alvin Stardust said above "we aren't exactly snowed under with confirmed attendees (so far)."! Thought you should know that the thread has piqued the interest of at least one lurker. Rather disappointed to read that I might be too late. As a newcomer I may well be misunderstanding the purpose of a meeting like this, but given that you are looking for sponsors (presumably trade sponsors and vendors of headphone-related kit?) I'd imagined that one of its aims might be to sell some kit. Is that not what was intended, at least partly? As far as I can find (could be wrong), there aren't too many retailers out there where a relative beginner can go and hear a range of equipment, and see/hear what the extra expenditure on some top-line equipment will give you, over something more measly such as my own existing Grado SR-60s and a portable HeadRoom amp. These are OK as a start but it would be great to hear what a £2000 budget might offer. Hence the great appeal of a meeting such as yours. Can well understand the discomfort that exhibitors (especially personal ones) might feel, and I don't suppose that anything I might say would alter that! However, perhaps worth voicing my two-penny-worth anyway... Re security; from a personal point of view, showing ID at the door would be fine, but I'm very protective of ID docs (ID theft, etc) so would not agree either to leaving that doc at reception, nor to having it copied. But some other method of security might be acceptable - a large deposit, perhaps?! I don't know, but leaving/copying ID would be out as far as I am concerned. You may say that's fine, my choice, and I couldn't disagree! It's your kit. Fully understand. Just offering the view of an outsider. I do hope you find a way to resolve this. I'd love to come, on any of the days proposed so far. Based in Oxfordshire, by the way, so London venue is great. Best regards "Frank"