We are on the brink of the launch of the one conference I really want to go to but probably never will. This isn't to say that I want to go this conference more than any other but rather that I can't imagine ever using my own money or getting an employer to pay the $3500 registration fee. One of the great ironies is that the theme for this year's Pop!Tech is "Scarcity and Abundance."
Really? I need to know more about how this is put together...the site says "Since its earliest days more than ten years ago,
Pop!Tech has grown almost entirely through the contributions of a
community of volunteers who donate their time, expertise and energy to
help convene this unique gathering. Pop!Tech is a true labor of love:
the speakers and most of the organizers are unpaid, and the
organization itself is a not-for-profit." Under the category of 'a little knowledge being a dangerous thing' ...I just have to ask...what in the world then costs $3500 per head?
I will say this....Pop!Tech is brilliantly free with its content. You can watch a huge range of Pop!Casts here. While watching is great, the site also extols the virtues of being there.."The breathtaking content, beautiful setting, intimate scale, and informal tone make Pop!Tech an experience like no other. At the end, you’ll leave with dozens of new ideas, a better sense of where the world is headed, a new network of relationships and a lasting inspiration to create a better world."
So in the end, I am left to my jealousy and to wonder...what must those 3 days be like in Camden?