Conferences have become a way of life for companies in high growth industries. The faster the growth the more conferences there seem to be. Startups and big companies both love a good conference. Think about it. Where else can you easily meet a whole bunch of new investors, customers, and partners over the course of a day or two?
Of course attending conferences can get old after a while but it sure as heck beats wearing a sandwich board on Sand Hill Road.
Maybe why it’s so hard to get a hotel room in Startup Land these days.