I was invited to attend TRU London 2 in 2010, but I unfortunately had a scheduling conflict and was unable to make it.
So when Bill Boorman, conference disorganizer extraordinaire, asked if I could make it out for TRU London 3, I blocked out my calendar as I was determined not to miss this event.
I had been warned by attendees of previous TRU London events that I would be entering a chaotic atmosphere with a lack of organization.
In fact, I was advised it would likely be best if I didn’t have any expectations at all.
However, I must say that I felt that TRU London was quite organized.
I hope Bill isn’t offended by that observation, because I know he takes pride in his unconference experience which is specifically designed to deviate from the standard conference format where a bunch of people listen to one presenter for an hour at a time.
It’s obvious that a different format from the recruiting conference norm does not necessarily lead to a poor experience. Although there were some track, track leader and schedule changes, I did not find them to be an issue, disruptive, or to lessen the impact of the event at all. Continue reading