29 December, 2010

Conferences: Who Needs Them? Really.

From perusing various blogs on related subjects, I've noticed that people who like to Change The World and Make A Difference (my caps) also tend to be great conference-goers.

People like conferences. They're fun, often in interesting locales, and involve large numbers of like-minded people. Great places for people-watching, for conversation and for idea sharing. Great places for having a bit of a break from the day-to-day humdrum, while still officially working and getting some fresh inspiration.


Do we really need to have so many, what with Skype and other technologies allowing for idea exchanges without the massive travel and costs impact(environmental costs especially)? Reeeallly? So much money is spent on these things. Do they actually achieve anything concrete?

Just askin'.

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