7 ways web conferences suck (and how to fix them)

There are two sides to every conference: one filled with metal folding chairs and hotel food, the other at the front of the room, behind the lectern. The latter includes free flights, paid hotel stays in glamorous locales, cushy dinners with industry experts, and the admiration and attention of a few hundred people who hope that you’ll rock their worlds.

For the past six years, I’ve been on the side with the lectern. And as much as I’ve enjoyed its many privileges, what happens on that side has a big impact on the side with the folding chairs.

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