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I voted Yes, but it depends on vaccination rates and safeguards taken. Holding it in March gives plenty of time to the folks who want to give the vaccine a little more time and make sure they feel safe getting it. I'm personally hoping for high vaccination rates and that we'll be close to "normal" by then. My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones - it's hard to think about things being normal after that. But I'm really looking forward to an in-person Fusion because I have to say I get a lot more out of them than the virtual conferences we've had.
One last thought - it's hard to imagine what things will be like nearly a year from now. I'm sure things will be dynamic for some time yet.
We absolutely need this in-person user conference. There is no comparison between the in-room or round table event vs. Online talking to no one experience. I am sue many of us are tired with online meetings.
I like the idea of attending in-person. Because I was at my desk, it was very hard for me to concentrate on the conference and in turn missed out on the chat ability with other attendees. But as another member said, it will depend on how "normal" we are by then.
Venue is also important. It won't be 2019 "normal" and attendees will need to be able to have a little space between them to feel more comfortable versus packed in thigh to thigh at keynotes. Have multiple large meeting rooms open and broadcast the opening/keynote/closing live throughout the conference venue -- multiple large groups versus one mega group. Hoping for a return to Orlando (or someplace warm) in 2022!!!
For me it would depend on budget and location. Our travel budget has always been low for my group and I would really have to campaign to be allowed to go after this past year. What would help is if the topics were out there in Q4 of this year so that I could use them in my argument for attendance. Yes, it is great to know the keynote speakers etc. but for this next year the prior soft letter to management will not work. I would need hardcore examples to build my case.
Do you have a venue/location in mind that can be shared? That has a large bearing on a yes/no answer as well as the affect on the budget. Would also like the topics to be covered and to determine if the value is right.
Virtual conference not the same as in-person.. At the office I felt obliged to work on other things and I had the conference run in the background and not being able focus entirely. The reason I chose "not sure" depends on the health of my mother who is very ill. Otherwise, it would be a YES for me.