IT Trends :: Thursday, October 5, 2006


So Far, Virtual Conferences Are Unsatisfying

By Terry Calhoun

Personally, I’ve never attended a virtual conference or workshop that was satisfying. Useful, yes. Satisfying, no. And really, none have ever been nearly as worthwhile as a face-to-face conference or workshop. On the other hand, attending a conference can easily be a $2,000 hit on your budget.

There may be progress being made in some places. My wife, who works for a major pharmaceutical company, attends regular virtual team meetings with her counterparts in New York, England, etc. She says those go very well. I bet the major Internet2 users are also having virtual meetings that I would envy. Why not the rest of us?...

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