I'll be attending many of the sessions and will blog from the
I'm trying to go into this with an open mind, but the lead-up has been underwhelming
- no social media used to engage potential or registered delegates in advance
- the programme posted (by PDF) two days before the
- no publicity of the
conferencesummit hashtag (as far as I know, only @damiancook's one tweet mentions it, again it is #etasummit)
- the promised promotional video for the event never materialised
- Summit Facebook page is a re-broadcast of the @damiancook twitter feed
- YouTube Channel has little activity (2 uploads)
- The last post on the conference organisation's blog was in December 2009
- and the structure of the programme looks as though the sessions will be very old-school powerpoint lecture theatre style
One of the models I'll be looking to for excellent conferences includes the one that Planeta.com's Ron Mader held in Portland, OR (USA) back in September on Marketing Indigenous Tourism using Web 2.0, and I'll draw inspiration from The Future of Conferences.
If you have questions you have or that you'd like me to ask during a particular session, let me know in a comment to this post, via Twitter, or in an e-mail. And if you'll also be attending, let me know, particularly if you're tweeting / blogging as well so I can cross-reference your content too. Oh yeah, we could also meet face-to-face -- how quaint!