Comments on: No, I do not hate in-person meetings Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sat, 27 Mar 2021 20:45:53 +0000 hourly 1 By: Darryl Tue, 09 Mar 2021 00:08:53 +0000 In reply to Adrian Segar.

Adrian, thank you for the well written (and supported) piece. This reiterates many of the points I’ve been trying to make in the past 7 months. From venues to airlines, we’re being told it’s “safe” but how do we really know?

By: Adrian Segar Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:25:24 +0000 In reply to Glenda Brungardt.

All great points, Glenda. Yes, I’d trust venues more if they shared if their procedures caught ill participants or removed them if they didn’t follow guidelines. But, you’re right, the lack of post event follow-up is shameful. You have to wonder if the reason it’s not being done (apart from the expense) is the meeting organizers’ fear of what they might find if they did it.

P.S. Wow, I just checked your LinkedIn profile and you are definitely a seasoned #eventprof! I’m surprised we haven’t met yet, and hope we do some day.

By: Glenda Brungardt Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:10:08 +0000 THANK YOU for the section about venues and organizers who continue to claim that they are #MeetingSafely when they are doing no post event follow-up! SHOW ME THE DATA that truly tracks if an attendee/exhibitor/local worker contracted COVID-19 at the event – even after they returned to their home.

I have asked many times who is doing and/or sharing that info. But why stop with that -share the date on how many people did not pass the temperature check station – what did you do with them.
What about those who refused to wear a mask – what happened then.