Hey Mark Dalgarno! Great post, thanks for that. I’d like to ask about this line:
you only want talks — I do give talks sometimes, but I prefer doing workshops: organisers — mix it up a bit by including other session types
Do you have any tips for community organizers like myself for how to add good workshops into the program when often the available space is a limitation? Let’s say we have a 200-person conference: those 200 people fit an auditorium really nicely but booking lots of extra room for workshops (with tables, enough outlets etc) can easily double the budget for the logistics.
I’d love to do more workshop-style sessions in events I organize but I have found it very difficult logistics-wise while still aiming for an event that reaches a larger audience.