Online Information 2005, a leading conference and exhibition for online content and information management solutions, taking place from 29 November - 1 December 2005 in London, has a blog. I have been advising on the whole day track about blogs, RSS and wikis and suggested that a blog is in order as in this day and age, there is no excuse for not having one for such purpose.
It was intended to become a dedicated space for interaction between the speakers and the delegates. The idea is to start shifting communication online before the conference so the communication between the speakers and delegates develops ahead of the event, and in full public view. Whether we can manage that in the remaining time, it’s not certain. But it’s a good start and I am glad I was able to be part of the process. I do believe that it makes sense to start the conversation way before the actual event and make use of the ‘expensive’ time that is spent in the physical space in the most valuable way. One of those is to make sure that static information that can be exchanged or received in beforehand, does not clutter the conference itself.