Talking about the value of in-person events in the digital age

In October 2023, Michiel Gen spoke about the value of in-person events in the digital age at The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Benelux Thought Leadership Summit.

Although attendance numbers are almost back to pre-pandemic level, there are two structural changes impacting in-person events:

  • Education is becoming readily available online and on-demand with a subscription model
  • Cost and sustainability considerations are making employers more selective in what and how many events employees can attend

In this context, Michiel shared his personal predictions for in-person events. A lively discussion ensued ranging from AI to avatars to holodecks.