How do you extract maximum value from a conference presentation or workshop, both for you, and your audience? ... Too often, the speakers are overpaid opera stars ... wheeled onto stage... sing in the time-honoured tradition of ‘Park and Bark’... The audience listens, applauds, and learns very little.
I hate conferences. Always have. Always will. Maybe it’s because of my fidgety metabolism and intolerance of bullshit-peddling. Or maybe it’s because, champagne and canapés apart, conferences are usually a colossal waste of time and money. - Ten Commandments for Conference Organisers | Gareth Harding | LinkedIn