Lee Odden has a nice interview with our very own Brett Tabke [toprankblog.com] detailing the history and challenges of Pubcon. Worth checking out if it's your first time going, or if you just want to know more about the event history.
What have been some of the challenges?
Dealing with a world wide audience that has such diverse points of view, cultural differences, and personal differences. It has been and old fashioned first hand education in diplomacy. We’ve had some super success, and colossal failures in that regard. We have had but a small glimpse into what the United Nations must go through to get anything accomplished.
How has the Pubcon audience changed over the years?
In most aspects, this audience has grown together. We started out with a group of rag-tag misfits who have now turned out to be excellent business people. Along that way, we have steadily grown by bringing in more and more from the business world. Our mom-n-pop roots have sprouted a vast diverse worldwide audience.
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