Loren Feldman

Equity for attendance: has the conference circuit gone too far?

Loren Feldman has a reputation for being Web 2.0’s bad boy. He’s been highly critical of many of the startups and figures within the Web 2.0 community and doesn’t mince words. Yet his popularity proves one thing: quite often, whether we’d admit to it publicly or not, he has a point.

Through Twitter (somewhat ironically), I was led to a video he posted with his comments on the 140 Characters conference, which, as you might guess, was focused on Twitter. Feldman’s video is very NSFW but mentioned that the operator of the conference was doing something quite questionable: promoting that he’d take partial payment for the conference fee in equity.