You probably couldn’t do it too often – five days on the trot is a long time for a conference, and it was a pretty exhausting experience – but the Foundation Week experiment seems to have been a success. Some of those with stands in the interactive fair expressed mild disappointment that more people hadn’t come to their stand, but there were plenty of people about early in the week before the EFC conference began. Many of the open day sessions were packed out – though inevitably the odd one was empty. Pretty well everyone I spoke to was positive about it.
The Alliance blogging experiment seems to have been pretty successful too. Of course there are things we could have done better, and we would still love to see more comments so please do post them on the articles you have read, but we assembled a wonderful team of bloggers, and every one of them delivered beyond expectations. While we saw the blog as allowing people who couldn’t come to Foundation Week to get some of the flavour of it, what I hadn’t anticipated was the way a blog can provide another layer of conversation among conference participants about the conference.
So thanks to all our blogging team, those who made comments and all those who have followed us throughout the week. I’m looking forward to the next time, whenever that might be.