What you realize

What you realize, in the end, is that the conference is not about the papers or research results. It’s not about the technical presentations, or the panels, or workshops, or even the keynote addresses by Very Important Persons.

No, the conference is about the people you meet, the lasting personal connections you make, the fellow human beings who will be your friends going forward in this life, wherever you or they may be on the planet.

It’s good to know that some things — arguably the most important things — are not at all subject to questions of technology. Would you want it any other way?

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