The long time model has been that to get useful and timely information, one must pay to attend meetings. Associations have counted on meeting registration as a major source of non-due revenue. But the internet has upset the applecart because much of what can, could and would be found out in topic-specific meetings can be found elsewhere. Or one person from a company or organization can attend and bring back all that info to the entire business. Do non-profits need to charge to share knowledge and inform the profession/industry?
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