Le Web, which is sortof Europes most popular tech/web conference (but not at all) is exploding, imploding and being gutted live on Les Blogs.
I can understand why people are upset, I felt the same way at Office 2.0 this fall. It was full of sponsors and a lot of people I just wouldn’t want to have a drink with. I have, as a result, changed my outlook on conferences. I am not interested in attending conferences that have pay-to-speak slots, where the speakers are not also part of the audience and I am not going to attend conferences that aren’t at least trying to change the world.
Why bother getting all those smart people in a room together just to ignore them while you peddle pathetic misaligned products?