Entries in conferences (1)
I'm disappearing to Nebraska for four days to attend the Big Omaha conference, a notably smaller affair than South by Southwest Interactive. I think it's capped at 500 peeps - something like that. And it's focused less on social media/tech and more to do with innovation and entrepreneurship.
I'm curious to see how much I like a smaller conference, having attended back-to-back large conferences (BlogWorld and SXSWi).
There are the obvious benefits that come with its smallness - greater intimacy, easier connection with attendees and a smaller pricetag. But there will be drawbacks (or at least I assume): fewer session options, less swag and freebies (haha), and fewer people altogether.
Let's hope that I love it. I have a feeling I will.