Meeting of the Minds 2012 Final Report Now Available
Meeting of the Minds 2012 convened in San Francisco on October 9-11 with 344 attendees from 16 countries, 63 speakers, 27 sessions, almost 700 webcast viewers worldwide, and approximately 1,000 tweets. Download the final report here to get a full de-brief on Meeting of the Minds 2012 including:
- Written summaries of workshops
- Video and photo links
- Media and press coverage
- Survey responses
- Comments and suggestions
- Full program
- Attendee list
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