Comments on: The meeting industry new normal — Part 2 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2020/10/meeting-industry-new-normal-2/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:36:27 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2020/10/meeting-industry-new-normal-2/#comment-73294 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:36:27 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=19813#comment-73294 In reply to Heidi Thorne.

Thank you, Heidi, for these great additions and refinements to the ideas in my post, and your pertinent analogies!

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By: Heidi Thorne https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/meeting-industry/2020/10/meeting-industry-new-normal-2/#comment-73289 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:01:21 +0000 https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=19813#comment-73289 I totally agree, Adrian! In addition to likening the coronavirus to the bubonic plague in terms of changed thinking, I also liken it to the shift from landline phones to cell phones. Now we connect with a person instead of a device at a location. This is significant. The new meetings industry will be connection of minds and hearts, not always physical bodies. As for the hope to return to “normal,” whatever that is, I’m reminded of a scene in the television series “Lost” where one of the characters refuses to participate in helping the survivors because she believes that rescue will be coming soon. You can imagine what the result of that is. For the meetings industry, it won’t be rescue that saves it, but reinvention.

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