So I’m in a conference (yes, against, sucks to be me). It’s day 2. Today’s speakers finish their presentations, a discussion begins, and it’s going really well. People have a lot to say.
Then, our time is up, and Zoom kicks us out automatically. This would totally happen in a real-life conference. At a large event, you get kicked out of a room the second your time is up. But in real life, do you know what happens then? We all walk to a small place down the street where we continue to debate over coffee or drinks until we are hoarse in the throat. And that’s the whole point of a conference, to have those conversations. Without that, it turns into a reading exercise.
One more conference day tomorrow, and then I’m out of this madhouse of online conferences for at least two years.