CLE in the 3rd Millenium

Sounds impressive, no?

I saw one of the millenium’s trends in person: fewer live bodies at smaller symposia with more people attending electronically.

I spoke earlier today at a Law Society of Upper Canada CLE symposium. I’m told there were about 140 registrants. Only about 70 were there in person. The other 70 were elsewhere catching the webcast. I was able to get a “feel” for how the live audience was responding to the audibility, pace and content of the lecture. I haven’t the faintest idea about the web audience. I’m assuming things were fine or those at the production end monitoring what was going out would have said something.

I didn’t see any monitors placed anywhere in the auditorium for the lectures to watch themselves. If that’s intentional, that’s probably a good idea for us in-front-of-the-camera neophytes.

The last time I was on anything that approached a TV broadcast was my high school Reach for the Top team. The host? Alex Trebek. It’s an ironic coincidence that I saw his name in the paper, today, because he’s had a heart attack.

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