I get very excited about opportunities to attend conferences (even more-so if I'm speaking). I'm all about learning and growing. I got an email blast from AlwaysOn and saw that the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit (which, hey, if I had the funds... I'd hit that) starts this week. Even better, they are feeding it live via webcast over the Net.
How great is that?
Video streaming a conference is killer. The true value of buying a ticket, attending in person and all of the good networking can never be compared to watching it stream over the web - it's not even a close second - but content is content (see my "beggars" comment above).
Everyone talks about how proper broadband video is the last mile for the Internet. The way social media is unfolding, I don't think we're all that thrilled with just laying back and watching a stream of video on our monitors, but as social media blends with video content... watch out (clue: YouTube is not even close to where this going to go).
Check out The AlwaysOn Stanford Summit video stream here.