A New Conference Dynamic?

Lorcan Dempsey’s post-conference post, Extending the Audience, contained some thoughtful comments about library bloggers, the topics they were discussing, and their relationship to the program itself.

He also reflected that his own presentation made him think about the audience – and realize that speakers are beginning to not only address the local audience at an event, but an extended audience mediated by the bloggers. Dempsey posits that this sets up a “new dynamic” worth watching as “face to face meetings continue to co-evolve with the network conversation.”

As conference organizers, we at ITI are working to extend the conference dynamic across many types of media. We hope our conference audiences and blog readers will join us in co-evolving the network conversation. Thanks for saying it so eloquently, Lorcan.

Nancy Garman
ITI, ngarman@infotoday.com
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