Found my first tech conference without WiFi access in the conference rooms and hallways. LegalTech in New York City.
Should come as no surprise it’s a legal industry conference.
American Lawyer Media (ALM) bills it’s LegalTech conference “…[T]he largest and most important legal technology event of the year.’ Despite charging attendees $675 to register and exhibitors thousands of dollars to display their wares, ALM ignores a basic need of anyone, that being access to the Internet via WiFi.
There is isolated WiFi access. In some of the conference rooms you can pick up WiFi for $12/hour. That’s just adding insult to injury. There is also small spot in a crowded exhibition center far away from conference rooms, where one the vendors has set up WiFi with very limited range. I hope ALM did not charge the vendor for the privilege of providing the service.
Can you imagine a real tech conference not having WiFi these days? A guy like Dave Winer would be lifting some guy up by the shirt collar asking when the wifi will be turned on.
ALM sponsors and publishes a number of blogs. Let us know guys why ALM failed to set up WiFi.