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SXSW panel idea: Why panel discussions suck
By Dave Winer on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:28 AM.

A picture named homer.gifI was pounding my head against the wall trying to come up with an idea for a panel for SXSW before the July 9 deadline, and wouldn't you know it, I had the killer idea while walking early this morning on July 10. Damn! So close. permalink

The idea is to have a panel to discuss why panels with people racing to plug their product or pet idea, in competition with four other panelists, followed by the audience asking questions after lining up at a mike, is the wrong way to organize these things. permalink

Everyone has figured it out but no one wants to say it directly. permalink

It comes out like this: All the good stuff happens in the hallways. :-) permalink

What they really mean: Panel discussions suck! permalink

A picture named excitingPanel.jpg permalink

So my panel would be a discussion about how to bring the hallways into the meeting room. Or to bring the meeting room into the hallways. Your choice. permalink

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