Most conferences are a series of PowerPoint talks interspersed by the occasional panel discussion.
The audience gets a little time to ask questions, and they get absolutely no time to reflect or interact with each other besides in the coffee breaks or over lunch.
Not allowing time for conversation is a missed opportunity for conference delegates to engage with the contents of the conference and learn from each other.
It is a missed chance for the delegates to become participants rather than an audience. It need not be this way
If you are a speaker, it so easy to turn a traditional talk into a conversational talk. Here's how.