"Be humble it's a privilege to talk to a conference so pay for your own travel and hotel and check your ego at the door". Wow. The level of bullshit here is amazing. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6539894472220651520
More information apparently about what happened here, sad thing is that it's again a woman who gets into trouble 😶 https://twitter.com/epenzeymoog/status/1134290048000696320?s=19
An update from @BigDesign@twitter.com: "Based on your feedback, it is apparent that we have an out-dated travel policy. We want to improve it. Our goal with the new travel policy is to hear from fresh voices and alleviate the stress of speaker conference costs." https://bigdesignevents.com/2019/06/01/big-design-organizer-sincerely-apologizes/amp/
@stephaniewalter Hm, wow, what a shitty douchebag. Makes me never want to present at conferences.
@stephaniewalter which conference is this, so we can never attend it?
@stephaniewalter Yeah, sounds like the sort of bullshit where people expect you to pay an exhorbitant registration fee to the conference (in addition to airfare and accomodations)... so you can do work for the conference (giving a talk)
In any other context, we would call that a scam.
@stephaniewalter Did this person express any form of regret or apology for his or her inappropriate comments or did he or she only deleted the post to avoid being criticized? Depending on the answer, my recommendation would not be the same.
@borisschapira nothing public yet
Wow. The visibility card still happens in 2019... -_-
Nothing against doing events on the cheap, but that's some serious level ego that organiser has...
@stephaniewalter Yeah, I wonder how long it'll be before this conference is nothing but shills and cranks. Because this is exactly how you get shills and cranks.
@stephaniewalter is not the point of conference attendee fees to cover the costs of speakers, etc?
@bamfic @stephaniewalter ah, those conference attendee fees. The ones that tell me I am a "thought leader", and that the conference is full of other "thought leaders" in a vaguely defined field. Yeah, those are the ones I skip. The last one promised that an unspecified lineup of VCs would be there looking to invest in companies "like mine". Hmmmm.
@stephaniewalter bah ui, ainsi t'as que des privilégié.es qui peuvent être orateur.ice.s, quel plan parfait pour conserver l'entre-soi !
He should check his ego as well i guess
c'est quand même pas terrible de la part de l'organisation d'un événement UX de ne pas avoir pensé en amont aux besoins des speakers et comment leurs donner envie de participer à cet événement 😅
Parce que perso, j'achète un ticket d'un événements pour sa programmation, donc ce sont bien les speakers qui font la réussite d'un événement
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