Online Conference Materials – Survey Results
Two weeks ago, we asked what the future of educational materials would look like in three to five years.
The results overwhelmingly lean towards online
This is no real surprise to me (and Omnipress). Back in the early 90’s the move was towards CDs and now a good portion of our clients we serve produce conference materials on CD.
In 2011, I can easily imagine these same materials (and video) online, but I would guess there would be more social tools and e-commerce wrapped around it (web 2.0).
The interesting thing is that our conference printing business has grown over the past 4 years. So maybe it’s the “produce what makes sense” approach that will prevail.
Another interesting point… only a few of the responses focused on social media. This surprises me (a little) since the ASAE meeting was all about social media. However, in my 13 years serving associatons, I am not shocked either since associations don’t move that fast (when it comes to technology).