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Obsessed with how companies manage, spend and save money, Jason writes about procurement, trade and supply chain issues @ Spend Matters. He has significant first hand experience developing and marketing technology and services products, has advised numerous companies on sourcing and related techniques as well as M&A pursuits.  In previous lives before tech, he was a management consultant and merchant banking analyst.

One response to “Friday Rant: The Changing Events Landscape — Get Ready for an Evolution of the Conference Model”

  1. Bill Kutik

    Though not nearly so big as the conferences you mention, 14 years ago the for-profit HR Technology Conference started — not with vendors buying speaking slots and exhibit booths — but with HR practitioners giving presentations that no one paid for because they were good education.

    That continues to this day with a program exclusively selected to meet the needs of attendees, not to benefit our bottom line. I understand that makes us different from other commercial shows. We were born from a journalistic endeavor, “HR Executive Magazine,” which made it easy to adopt the historical definition of the separate Church and State.

    If any of your readers are interested in the result, check out http://www.HRTechnologyConference.com