A rather intriguing article entitled ‘Why conferences suck?’ was published earlier this week across a number of Fairfax’s online news channels.

Popular news websites including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Canberra Times and WA Today all featured the article, penned by Michael Baker, which discussed why ‘most conference presentations are completely [expletive] boring’, categorising  the types of speakers one usually finds at a conference and why they are likely to be a ‘waste of time’.

While the article touched on a few sore points that are in some cases unfortunately true, we know there are many more reasons why conferences DON’T suck.  Innovative presentation techniques, clever programming and interactive venues ensure a conference can inspire new ways thinking and networking.

So we thought we’d put it to you, our informed readers and industry experts, to tell the world why conferences DON’T suck.

We encourage you to read the article here and share your thoughts and opinions with us on Facebook and Twitter by using #conferencesDONTsuck

If we garner enough interest and debate we will publish a response in the next edition of micenet AUSTRALIA.