after reading through the “governance workshop concept”-document in this thread several times, I wanted to share my thoughts on the benefits of online governance workshops events and why I believe they should be preferred over in-person events for the time being but I would love to hear your view on this.
Clearly, one of the biggest advantages of online events is increased accessibility: they can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, making it easier for people in remote or underserved areas to participate. Online events have way lower costs, scale better and require less planning than in-person events, which can make them more accessible to people with limited resources.
Another advantage of online meetups is their flexibility. They can be scheduled at a variety of times to accommodate different time zones and schedules. And, online meetups can reach a much larger audience than in-person events, as they are not limited by physical space constraints.
Furthermore, online meetups can be done from the comfort of one’s home or office and eliminate the need to travel to the event location. And, the meetups can be recorded and stored for future reference, we can even use tools to transcribe and summarise everyone, which is beneficial for attendees who missed the event and want to watch previous event recordings.
With the Cardano Summit 2022 still in my mind, I understand that in-person events have their own charm and benefits. It’s just great to stand together at a blackboard and shout, write or tinker with something at the same time, and we should aim to do some, somehow, perhaps even piggybacking on other larger events like the next Cardano Summit or similar. But I think we need to realize that most things can and must be done online.
What are your thoughts on this topic? Are you in favour of online meetups, or do you prefer in-person events?