Conference: small stages

Good conferences create a range of stages for members of the cohort to try things out on. Workshops, seminars and meetings happening alongside the keynote and plenary sessions create value for presenters (a chance to meet interested people and try out material) and for the cohort (a testbed for discovering new ideas, finding new contributors and new speakers and leaders).…

Conference

What does a conference do? Conferences are a way of aggregating – of bringing together – several different valuable things. Conferences aggregate people… A conference brings together a group of people who are focused on a shared interest. If the people at your conference are similar to each other but not interested in similar things, you’re wasting your time. The…

Attention hours

We often focus on the attention economy as it relates to life online, but it’s a helpful lens for thinking about the rest of our lives too. Attention hours are a useful thing to count when thinking about how valuable an activity is, and how much time you might be wasting if you do it badly. Ten hours of your…

Right place

The right group will work well anywhere, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t work better in the right kind of place. If the place is comfortable. If logistics are as simple and easy as possible. If the facilities work. If the food is good. If the spaces work. If it feels nice. … then you’ve given yourself a head…