What's the maximum amount of time in a day you're willing to commit to a virtual conference, webinar, etc.?

Zero, I haven't found these formats helpful4%

30 mins27%

1 hr39%

2-3 hrs21%

4-6 hrs3%

More, I'll stay online and listen in all-day if it's worth it3%


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Community User in Software, 11 - 50 employees

- caught your exchange on twitter around this the other day, felt a good add for ppl on Pulse to chime in... Tim I'm excited to be with Pulse now (stating the obvious)... hope you're well
Community User in Software, 11 - 50 employees
The response here doesn’t exactly paint a pretty picture for the upcoming “virtual conference season” - with AWS and other vendors planning long multi-day events - maybe they should reconsider in the future... spread out over time...
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CIO in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

Agree. Anything over 4 hours in one day is just not plausible. Some of the shorter ones with a bit in logical break have been OK and there is still value in the content itself. Much like the workplace, some of the value comes from the in person organic interactions that occur, which can’t or don’t serve themselves well in a digital only platform.

Director, Information Security in Education, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

I’m curious if the answer would also differ if said conferences were more interactive (breakout sessions, etc).

Sitting at your computer and listening to someone talk for 6 hours just isn’t fun and if will be difficult to keep a captive audience. Answers may differ if that changes.

In person has an advantage since it’s much more naked in. You can chat with people’ in the minutes between sessions l, etc.

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