No, it was not our intention to even define "kiddie hosts".
However, we had to set a minimum age somewhere, and 16 seemed to us to be an appropriate minimum.
That being said, we're open to discussion for those that may be under 16 who may wish to attend. We're committed to making this a professional conference and exhibit, so we'll determine on a case-by-case basis whether it is appropriate for someone under 16 to attend.
It is not our intention to bar legitimate hosting professionals from the conference, but as I said, we needed to set a minimum age. If you are under 16 and want to attend HostingCon 2005, please send an email to email@example.com
and explain that you are under 16 but would like to be able to attend and we'll review your situation.