Jun 17 2009
What made it the best? I pretty much ignored the scheduled talks and spent
most of the time in one to one discussions. Some of them scheduled in
advance by our great Citrix and Appsense teams, especially Chris and
Alister. Some of them opportunistic scheduled with twitter followers and
some with staff managing the conference. The relatively low attendance made
discussions at the stands viable this time in a way I’ve not experienced at
many conferences. When I did attend sessions, a couple of times it was the
post session chats that added most value.
Prior to this conference I had talked myself out of the value of live
conference attendance, but now with this new strategy I’m back on board. It
takes more prep, but it pays off.