New Media Leaders

Chris Brogan has a post called “New Media – STAND UP” which I find interesting, and I have a very short, very simple response.

If you have a conference on New Media, the attendees are the conference.

The original post that has brought this all up is by Jeremiah Owyang with the simple statement:

It’s really important that we hold ourselves accountable, especially our leaders.

My overly simple take on it: if the speakers don’t show up to their panels, how long will they stay the leaders?

If this happens, I am sure you can have just as much of an engaging conversation with the 10 folks around you. This is how SXSWi is, how Startup Weekend is as well.

The industry and folks around it need to lead, and I look to Jeremiah and Chris to show us how it is done.

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