For the last “session” of the day, I sat down with, Matt Homann and some others to discuss the future of LexThink and share ideas about the successes and failures of the conference. Evan Schaeffer, Carolyn Elefant, and Henry Copeland had some great ideas and suggestions For ways to make not only this conference better–but also taking it to a new level with other topic ideas, etc. Some really good ideas came out of this that I’d love to see implemented in future conferences.
One thing is certain: Henry Copeland gets it. The guy has really great, insightful comments that show he’s really on the ball.
Here are some specific suggestions I had for making BlawgThink/LexThing even better:
1. The sponsorships and product giveaways were great, but it sure would be nice to see a Mac sponsor!
2. A little more instruction on the “Open Space” would be nice; having the list of “Open Space” sessions better organized would have been helpful.
3. A little better communication before the conference would be nice; the blog and basecamp were OK, but a tad unreliable. LexThink might want to ReThink their hosting company.
Keep in mind, these are pretty minor criticisms. When you have a two day conference and you can only generate three minor criticisms, that’s a damn good conference!