Conference Model 2.0?

Dave Winer blogs “Sponsors, speakers, panels, audience.”

“Supernova and the recently announced Web 2.0
conference are throwbacks to the priorities of old conferences, of the
eighties and nineties: sponsors, speakers, panels, audience.”

from high tech companies, paying sponsorship fees, not disclosed,
guarantee that most of the content is paid advertising and that nothing
real is said on stage. If you don’t pay the sponsorship fee, you don’t
get a speaking slot. If you offend a sponsor, you don’t get invited
back…These conferences are all spin, and empty bluster.”

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