Does any serious education happen at these conferences? Can creative inspiration be commoditized? Will a phone’s worth of apps save the world? Sadly no. But certainly there are less noble ways to spend $395. If it makes you feel good about the world, even if only for an afternoon, offering some brief respite from the fire hose of pessimism and misery the rest of life shoots at your chest all day every day, well, gee whiz, why not?
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