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Virtual Conferences Are Broken. Let’s Fix Them.

Virtual conferences should be awesome — no travel, lower prices and international by default. However, they all too often end up being just another meeting. Why is that? And how might we do better?

Too many virtual conferences feel like just another meeting. Adding puppies isn’t a permanent solution.
Too many virtual conferences feel like just another meeting. Adding puppies isn’t a permanent solution · Photo by visuals on Unsplash

Screw this. We must do better.

When planning the UX & Product Conference, we set ourselves the challenge to come up with a format that is more interesting than the usual sequence of keynotes. We had three requirements:

  1. It must involve audience members as active participants (if they so desire)
  2. It must create the opportunity for serendipitous conversations
  1. Next, the two speakers engage in a moderated debate for 15 minutes.
  2. Finally, the conversation is opened up to the audience for up to 30 minutes of discussion.

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