Guest post by Alon Alroy of Bizzabo. 2 weeks ago I attended one of the best mobile events of the year, the MLOVE ConFestival Europe. Wired Magazine has called it the “TED for Mobile” – it truly is. The venue, speakers, activities and attendees, can all be described as “inspiring”. Unlike many conferences and events […]
As an Advisory Board member of SXSW 2012 and a 3-times veteran of the event, the organizers interviewed me about what is the best “tool” to network with other attendees. SXSW was interested in stories about particularly serendipitous moments from past SXSW Interactive Festival that we have attended.
Reflecting over a busy year of conferences and the main characteristics that made my experience as an attendee better, I always come back to event size and intimacy. In his recent article “An industry challenge: build “MicroSXSW” to bring back fun times at SXSW”, Robert Scoble complains on the big size that South by Southwest […]
In a previous article I wrote that the 2010 edition of Le Web had about 3,000 attendees which could be both a networking blessing or a nightmare. For me it was the former as I managed to have those 8 or 10 meaningful meetings that justified my stay in Paris. I was able to do […]
When talking about a conference, past or present, one of the first questions asked is the number of attendees involved. It seems that an event for 3.000 people is better than one for 30. Apart from events that live through selling tickets, in which the amount of units sold is one of the main metrics […]