As the world gets more complex, connected and globalized we must learn and interact with each other to adapt. The conference is the perfect place for that.
But when it comes to advancing conferences in the digital age, we have a lot of work cut out for us. The world holds over a million conferences every year, each involving hundreds or even thousands of people all over the globe. These gatherings generate a vast body of knowledge, allowing societies to continue to create, innovate and evolve.
Yet most conferences reach only a fraction of their potential audience; the industry is simply too fragmented and "offline", leaving conferences inside the black box for the invited few. Try finding or following a conference online, for instance. You’ll see a largely uncurated cacophonia of bits and bytes scattered in the cloud. Or you will find a deafening silence.