Iʻm ambivalent about long vs short, but what I am interested in is the nature of the commitment to participate from attendees. To the extend that flexibility accommodates diverse situations, I think some sort of standard commitment is a key building block of an effective convening. i.e. What IS participation, in addition to what IS NOT.
previously, this commitment was,
- you physically remove yourself from your home situation
- for 3 days
- physically occupy a room where a session is occurring
There was always an ability not to do some of those things, but that base commitment framed what kinds of outcomes were possible. What is the expectation for successful participation in 2020? attending 1 session? presenting at 1 session? Attending a daily keynote?
I understand the event planning needs for the question above, but would argue the answer may follow this question of commitment, as well as relate to the goals conversation already in flight