We speculated a bit about the conference location and date. Well, date is set to be mostly in end of July. Location is a bit more difficult. The hotel needs to have plenty of space. A few really big conference rooms to sit people for the keynote, the sessions and to serve food. The keynote this year had around 1200 people in one room and 1600 at the conference in total. The hotel also needs to have rooms for those people to sleep, so a 1000+ room hotel is a good choice.
The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort had 950 rooms, but there were also people in the Canyon Villas with a few hundred extra rooms. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort has 1000 rooms, but no nearby other hotel.
As we see FileMaker Inc. loves the Marriott hotel chain as they picked them the last years. Looking on what hotels Marriott operates in the southern USA big enough to host the event, there are just a few choices beside the hotels we already visited.
My bet is the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Just a few minutes from the Dallas - Fort Worth airport, with 1500+ rooms and a huge meeting space. Big enough to even add a few more attendees to grow the event.
What is your guess?