I have a page template that runs exceptionally slow (average 20 seconds to load). These pages are event pages and require certain information to be shown pre-event vs. post event. There are also competitors and judges, along with their lightboxed profiles. There are sponsors, comments, and additional information section. Because of this, within my code I know that there are a ton of conditionals. This is also an image heavy site.
What is a standard number of conditionals that won't overload my page? How can I get around using so many? How do you successfully code an ExpressionEngine page with this much content? Looking for any advice - I've been unsuccessful in trying to speed up this page for a very long time now.
I'm on ExpressionEngine v2.5.2, and here is my template code: http://codeviewer.org/view/code:3ca2. I am using plugins like Pixel&Tonic's Matrix and ED ImageResizer.