Why Are People on Conference Panels So Full of Themselves?

Have you been to a conference and attended a panel discussion where you were thinking, "Can these people be any more full of themselves?" I've been to a lot of conferences and have spoken at enough of them to know that I hate panels at conferences. I almost want to ask for my money back. After a lot of observation, I've determined that the people who are on the panels probably applied to be a solo speaker but due to a number of reasons (too many good applications, too many proposed topics, not … [Read more...]