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Terry Anderson

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pp. 421-434

Print Length

13 pages

16. Econferences Are Not the Same, but Are They Good Enough?

  • Terry Anderson (author)
Terry Anderson helped pioneer econferencing with the email-based Bangkok Project event in 1992, which took place just one year after the World Wide Web went public. In the following chapter, he reflects back on the early challenges of the online conference medium and looks ahead to its future. How has the econference evolved from its origins to today? Will online gatherings always feel like a less satisfying version of their traditional, face-to-face counterpart or can they offer conference-goers something unique?


Terry Anderson