I know that we don’t yet know how the 2020 Summit will turn out, but I’ll make some guesses:
- A lot of people like it for the lower cost, no travel, and lower stress
- A lot of people will still want the in-person option if it’s available next year (or whenever)
I know, not exactly giant leaps on those! But, what’s interesting is that the 2021 Summit could easily be a hybrid event, in-person and online. That means people who can’t travel for whatever reason as well as people who can’t get $3-4k approved for conference + travel can still attend. Now that might mean fewer people attend in-person, but I’m not sure that is bad. We’ve long been at the place where the size of the conference was severely limiting the cities we could pick from and were definitely stretching what we could in Seattle, so downsizing (or at least capping) the physical event might be a win as well. I suspect it would be a win for us and a win for PASS.