To Paul Boutin re Davos
Monday, November 12, 2007 by Dave Winer.
Just read your snarky bit about Mike's invite to Davos, but it's still a great deal even if you're not speaking. Much of Davos is done unconference style, the lunches and dinners are basically roundtables with about 30 to 50 people at the table and the conversation is structured by a discussion leader, usually someone who's expert in an area, an economist or an astronaut, or an indigenous person who lives in a rainforest being destroyed by drug companies (and the drug company's CEO is probably there too). The conversations are generally very interesting, and often heated. Going to Davos with a white badge is not only an honor, but it's a great deal of fun, and educational. There's no doubt Mike will have a great time, and his reports will likely be interesting reads. It's definitely worth being envious of!