Taking my poor presentation skills as a given, my experience at the Dow Jones Venture One conference yesterday was really lame.
Having been involved in events (Comdex, Interop, LinuxWorld) I've learned a fair amount. I've also participated in a ton of events, some good, some bad.
The main thing I look for is a program that meets the needs of the attendees and gives the speakers a fair chance at getting their attention. I think that this event was a failure at both.
The other thing I look for is for the event staff to be even remotely … Read more