It is time to break rules to only go to traditional conferences and host in hotel rooms. Why? Who wants to sit in the closed environment for the whole day and listen to a lot of keynote talks?
Those conferences have talks last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Do you know human being has only 20 minutes attention, as an organizer. why do you bother to ask speakers to prepare at least 30 minutes to talk?
There are numerous tech/startup festivals, they are fun, relaxed with endless alcohol and food. We know it is amazing, but what do you bring home from the “FUN” festivals?
Finally, those conferences/shows cost you a fortune.