The Most Important Presenters At Techdirt Greenhouse: Everyone
from the it's-about-the-participation dept
We've had a great response in the last few days to our announcement about our idea workshop, Techdirt Greenhouse, to be held on March 11 in Sunnyvale. A few people have asked "who will be presenting?" since we don't list the presenters on the site. This was done on purpose. As many people have noted, the most value you get out of a conference isn't from the canned presentations, but from the people you meet out in the hallways or at meals. So, while we will be revealing some info about the presenters as we lead up to the event -- the point was that this event is not just about the presenters, but the attendees. Too often, you go to an event because there's some big name presenter, and all you get is a sales pitch of stuff you already knew. That's not valuable to anyone. At Techdirt Greenhouse the point is that, not only will you see some cool new ideas, but you'll also get to interact with a bunch of other smart folks in the workshops. So, yes, we'll start revealing some information about the presenters (many of whom will be discussing interesting ideas and challenges), but the real value isn't just in the presentations, but in the workshops, where you get to think about new ideas and meet other interesting people.