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I think [associations have] got the secret sauce to win big in the new world of Data Overload. Because publishers are fighting for fractionalized mindshare, while associations are poised to curate with authority. The challenge for them will be, can they build an internal information gathering, curating and distribution workflow that moves at the speed of the real time web?For more from Rosenbaum, author of Curation Nation, see our story in the June issue of Convene.
|Pacific Biodiesel plant in Maui.|
|Ocean view from my room at the San Juan Marriott, Puerto Rico|
|A street in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, where you find a mix of Latin American, Spanish, and even Moorish-influenced architecture|
I think the most important thing for meeting planners to understand about introverts at a conference … Well, there are really two things. One is that introverts really do need to recharge, and they are going to be at their best, at their most energetic, at their most socially open, if they get the time that they need to take breaks. And so it is not a good idea to encourage everybody to be going from morning until night. It is actually okay to be able to go back to your hotel room, or off by yourself to a café for an hour to take the break that you need. And so that is the first thing.
And then the second one is that introverts are probably not that excited about breakout groups in the middle of the session and probably a lot of them feel like they are there to get information, and they actually want to hear the information from the speaker on the stage. And they might be less excited about doing a little breakout group where they chat with their colleague about what they just heard. There are exceptions to that. It depends on the topic and the material. But in general, I would be careful about assuming that everybody enjoys breakout groups. They might act like they are enjoying them because they know that there is an expectation that they should, but the truth might be different from the face that they are showing.You can read more from our conversation about introverts and meeting planning in the June issue of Convene.
|The crowds gather in front of the main stage at the Great GoogaMooga.|
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|MyCEB's "Spice Market" at IMEX 2012|