Insanely cool conferences

What is the most insanely cool conference you’ve ever attended?  What made it insanely cool?

For me, it was the two Fast Company RealTime conferences I attended in October 2000 (Phoenix) and May 2002 (San Diego)  It wasn’t just the novelty of the subject matter or the quality of the speakers that made them great, but the “edge” of the experiences.  These conferences were very professionally managed, but somehow they were able to convey a sense of meaningful incompleteness that drew the attendees in and engaged us more deeply.  I really enjoyed those conferences, I learned alot from them, and I’ve thought about them often over the years because I’ve never had a conference experience quite like them ever since.

I hope you’ll share some of your insanely cool conference experiences as comments below.  If you’re a real evangelist for a particular conference, you might consider posting a video comment!

Jeff De Cagna

Jeff De Cagna is chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation LLC, and a contrarian thinker on strategy, business models, governing and the future of associations.

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