I try and communicate my thoughts on the future of meetings in such a way that everyone can get what I am trying to say; the operative word is try. I have been trying to make conference and event organizers listen to my message about changes that they need to make to ensure the future of their events, their associations and frankly, their jobs.
I have been doing a pretty good job, but I love it when someone does it better because it makes my job easier. It makes it possible for me to say "If you don't believe me, listen to so and so".
That moment is now. If you are a meeting or conference organizer, stake holder or board member, listen up and listen good. If you are not adapting to life in this century, you are soon to head into the dustbin of history and you will not be missed. Don't be sad for your attendees, someone will step into take your place and they will do it the right way. If you want to have a glimmer of hope at survival, you must make changes to the way your conferences operate on a fundamental level.
Don't believe me? Go and read "A Conference Attendee Dear John/Jane Letter" by Jeff Hurt. He is one of the smartest in the industry and if you won't listen to me, you should listen to him.