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Ted,

I really enjoyed the Ludium I attended, and I certainly learned a lot from it. I applaud you for innovating with the format of the standard conference and bringing together people with diverse backgrounds to collaborate together on game-related work. But at the same time, I've got to confess that I don't find most conferences I attend boring -- quite the opposite! At most conferences I attend, there are multiple tracks and I'm unhappily agonizing over which panel not to attend. So your boredom may be an economics thing? I could imagine there might be some conferences in some subjects that I would find boring -- but at your average academic conference, I feel like a kid in a candy store.

2.

I'm sure it is a style thing. The seminar format works for most people. Many people who like seminars would probably hate sitting around and chatting over games!

3.

http://2013.thatcampgames.org/

or

http://rttpgamedev.com/

or

http://www.gencon.com/attend/trade

or

http://www.glsconference.org/

If you can't find a game being played at any of these conferences, you fail :-)

4.

Ted, that's probably true. And I suppose it might depend on the quality of the presentations too. If the quality of the presentations at a conference is seriously low, I think I'd prefer chatting over games...

5.

I agree.. games > talks! I'd much rather play games haa.

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