I'm going bananas trying to find a comment that I *think* I read on the green. The story was about an intro at a conference, or maybe at just a business meeting? And the person giving the talk lead with a pretty raunchy or out-there joke or anecdote, after which half the people balked and left and the other half stayed and had like, the best conference ever. I seem to remember that the joke-teller was a woman in a male-dominated field, but I could be wrong about that. IIRC, this story was told reverently, not disparagingly, and I think it appeared within the last two years. Is this ringing any bells?
A video pertinent to a MeFi post came from a conference I run. Can I post it? [more inside]
Anyone up for a San Fran GDC meetup? March 9th - 13th is the target. [more inside]
BlogHer '09 Meetup next week? Because there haven't been enough Meetups planned lately... [more inside]
Calling All Mefi Library People!! Got an hour to kill? Some Professional Development money to spend? Want to know the secrets of AskMe from Jessamyn? [more inside]
Supporting our new advertiser. Since we know #1 is there as a speaker, anyone else want to make it a gathering?
How real-time blogging could change conferences - thoughts from Esther Dyson.