I spent yesterday at 2gether08 and thought it was great. It had a lot of the elements that make Reboot a success: a good venue that feels down-to-earth; lots of tracks to choose from scope for doing a few things on-the-fly; a bit of social network technology but nothing too fancy; and a cafe area in which to schmooze. I spent a lot of my time in the cafe bit, catching up with people I’ve not seen for a while, but also saw a couple of good sessions.

These unconferences are typically way cheaper than conventional ones, and seem to create much more enthusiasm from participants – partly because we know we have to make a bit of an effort. When you’ve spent £1000 for some conference, of course you feel obliged to moan about the slightest imperfection in the temperature of the coffee; when you’ve spent a hundred or so, you know you have bring a bit of goodwill along as well.

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  1. Cheryl Cooper

    Good to see you at 2together08 (at George Por’s session) even if we didn’t get chance to talk… This kind of event is definitely better than the traditional conference – I wish they could all be run this way…


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