In-person collaboration is powerful yet industry conversation is infrequent and often inaccessible to many. Important matters without wide appeal get little attention, and the power to push evolution is not distributed across the full industry population.
Many of our industries thought-leaders are not being identified, developed or heard. Conference planners cater to sponsors not attendees not content. Sponsors dictate agendas and populate panels. Innovation struggles to find a voice and ultimately: progress suffers.