A conference organizer recently emailed, “Unfortunately the fact that most people (certainly in our market) don’t have a high regard for panel discussions is one of the main reasons we never do them at our conferences.”
Is there such a thing as too many panels? Absolutely.
Every once in a while, I hear a drum beat for an end to panels at meetings, conferences and conventions. Many of these commentaries lament that panels are boring and don’t deliver value. True enough….but that’s not the fault of the format – it’s the fault of the people involved. Meeting planners choose a boring topic,