Catching up on missed out conferences – sign of excellence

Being at reboot made me miss out not only the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston but also Kongressmedia’s Intranet Summit 2009. Sad thing, normally I would have been there for meeting other consultants like Saim or Stephan and above all meeting practitioners and getting to know more about their intranet projects and approaches.

Good then to have fellow bloggers Frank Hamm and Saim Alkan compile extensive documentation on the talks (to be found in the documentation wiki open to the attendees), write up their learnings and impressions (Saim: Der Wert eines Inranets – live vom Intranet-Summit 09 #its09 and 2. Tag: “Der Wert eines Inranets” – live vom Intranet-Summit 09 #its09, Frank: Review zum Intranet Summit with links to nine (!) further blog posts, all german posts alas).

In my mind this blogger-generated extra content is a definite added value to being at a conference, it’s a mark of excellence that separates good from very good conferences. That said, “excellent conference” may mean different things to different people, but I am sure that “blogger relations” (some hold that installing a “blogger hub” is the way to go, like Braden Kelly expands upon in Conferences 3.0) make a difference. And for the things to avoid see Gerald’s list – things that make conferences less attractive.

What’s on your mind – are there other things of importance for the upcoming E20SUMMIT and the ECM World?

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  • enterprise2open

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  • frogpond

    @martinlindner danke für den Hinweis, lezzte Woche war es etwas voll, Projekte nun aber bspw. http://tr.im/r2l2 und http://tr.im/r2lA

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  • Frank Hamm

    Thanks for mentioning my post(s). I have to admit that it’s far to exhausting for me to write my posts in English as long as the presentation isn’t in English.

    So I just made it to blog one presentation – the one of Patrick C. Walsh who presented in English 🙂

    – As I wrote in my post I would like the presentators to have more time for their session and subsequent discussion.

    – Some conferences offer live streaming but good live streaming requires good equipent and a very good connection. I recognize that usually I prefer blog posts because I can easily scan them.

  • Frank Hamm

    Thanks for mentioning my post(s). I have to admit that it’s far to exhausting for me to write my posts in English as long as the presentation isn’t in English.

    So I just made it to blog one presentation – the one of Patrick C. Walsh who presented in English 🙂

    – As I wrote in my post I would like the presentators to have more time for their session and subsequent discussion.

    – Some conferences offer live streaming but good live streaming requires good equipent and a very good connection. I recognize that usually I prefer blog posts because I can easily scan them.

  • Martin Koser

    Same with me, I am finding it way more efficient to scan blog posts than to listen through video footage.

    But as not everybody is feeling like us offering many (post-)conference channels is probably the way to go. All in all this is increasing the value, catering for many different needs. Yet I am hesitant to ask for much live-streaming, this is hard to do and the greater benefits arise from “being there”.

    Saying that, I noted the thing about providing enough time for discussions and diving deeper into subjects. It’s like Björn has said, there’s always room for improvement. I guess at the SUMMIT there will be enough room for interactivity and all.

  • Martin Koser

    Same with me, I am finding it way more efficient to scan blog posts than to listen through video footage.

    But as not everybody is feeling like us offering many (post-)conference channels is probably the way to go. All in all this is increasing the value, catering for many different needs. Yet I am hesitant to ask for much live-streaming, this is hard to do and the greater benefits arise from “being there”.

    Saying that, I noted the thing about providing enough time for discussions and diving deeper into subjects. It’s like Björn has said, there’s always room for improvement. I guess at the SUMMIT there will be enough room for interactivity and all.

  • Saim Alkan

    Danke für den tollen Intranet Summit. Ich fand die Diskussion sehr gut. Hab viel mitgeniommen und fand viele Beiträge und Vorträge wirklich spannend.

    Bin auf das nächste Jahr gespannt.

  • Saim Alkan

    Danke für den tollen Intranet Summit. Ich fand die Diskussion sehr gut. Hab viel mitgeniommen und fand viele Beiträge und Vorträge wirklich spannend.

    Bin auf das nächste Jahr gespannt.