No More Conferences

"There is an assumption about meetings and gatherings that's so old it's almost genetic. Conferences ask people to come as passive information gatherers. We're drawn by big name speakers and then sit and wait for information to flow downwards. Yet when you ask people where they learned and contributed the most, they'll inevitably say it was dinner with Tom or a passionate discussion over drinks with Katie and Jack. We need to re-evaluate how we create large group events to take advantage of the way we're beginning to see, create and connect the world today. Our old style hierarchical models just aren't as effective anymore, and current conferences are still based on them."

New Underground Gatherings: No More Conferences

Thursday, October 10, 2002 | Permalink | Filed in Conferences


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