In the last couple of years, I really had cut down on the number of overseas conference I attended. It was due to the combination of lack of sponsorship as well as fear of international travel which played a role.
But with webinar and webcast becoming commonplace, I didn’t really felt left behind or out of date. Last week, one of the Pharmaceutical Company had a talk in Penang and the talk was beamed across on the net live. In the comfort of my home, I was able to enjoy the talk.
The only drawback would be there would be no free dinner afterwards and also there was no chance for networking. But that was a small matter. The webcast was clear through the internet - they used GoToMeeting for this one - all in HD.
We also had the chance to ask question or chat if we wanted but the talk was rather long in the end. I am all for this in the future ...