“An all virtual conference or event will never work.”
“People meeting online only for a conference is simply a waste of time, and the most outlandish idea I’ve ever heard of or thought about.”
“Why would I ever attend an online-only conference?”
Let’s be real with one another or, at least, ourselves for a moment. How many of us likely thought and said those very words, if not something similar, prior to COVID-19?
Little did I, you, or anyone else realize that NamesCon Global 2020: Economic Domain Forum could likely be the last physical domain investing conference anyone in the industry would attend, and for a long while.
Upping the ante, none of us certainly thought or ever imagined a completely virtual domain conference some eight to nine months later that would forever transform the landscape of the conference experience.
As Harold Arlen penned, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” And so it goes with the industry’s leading domain conference, we’re in uncharted waters in terms of what is next for the conference experience, especially NamesCon.
So many questions to answer as the future fast approaches. Will the conference experience go back to being in-person only?