November 18th, 2020 × #ReactJS#Conference#Community

How to Run a Conference with Benjamin Dunphy

Benjamin Dunphy discusses how he started and grew the Reactathon conference based on his passion for React and events. He covers the motivation, target audience, and transparency needed, as well as expanding the event based on demand.


In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Benjamin Dunphy about running conferences — what to do, what not to do, and what makes a good online conference in a post-Covid world!

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Show Notes

03:48 - How do you get started running a conference?

10:05 - Which conferences have you run?

18:05 - How do you get speakers?

23:21 - What about paying speakers?

28:26 - Speaker goody bags?

32:40 - You started your own catering company?

35:32 - How has Coronavirus affected the conference space?

43:06 - Should online conferences try to replicate live conferences?


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