So our experience with the conferences has been rather interesting especially when it comes to trying to raise some sponsorship funds. Apparently payola is a common practice in the conference business - a sponsor pays, a sponsor gets to speak. And we thought the whole conference business was a big scam already.

So our experience with the conferences has been rather interesting especially when it comes to trying to raise some sponsorship funds. Apparently payola is a common practice in the conference business – a sponsor pays, a sponsor gets to speak. And we thought the whole conference business was a big scam already.

I suppose we were naive to think that conference organizers were curators of the best content available for the attendees. Turns out, that attendees are being charged a lot of money to listen to the speakers who pay the most sponsorship money.

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