Ideas conferences

… such ideas events prosper because they solve a problem faced by the many at the top of their professions. The much-discussed “death of distance” never happened; globalisation and the profusion of technology makes place more important. Similarly, a world of abundant, instantly accessible information seems to make personal connection more vital. This puts a premium on private events, which force their participants to spend time developing ideas without distraction.
(“what’s the big idea” by James crabtree in yesterday’s financial times.)

Was thinking about that in yesterday’s mind map.
How zeitgeist-y was I?