I simply could not believe this.
The One Club, based out of NYC, is coming to Chicago.
And what do they propose?
A conference perhaps?
You know, something that we could all attend and learn have fun with. Celeb speakers and whatnot. A Gladwell or a Godin. Maybe a drinks thing afterwards.
Something that might provide inspiration to the Greenland-like creative advertising community in that place that nobody from New York ever goes: Chicago.
A conference would be too obvious in 2012. Get with it man!
How bout an “unconference”?
What’s a conference? Structure and organization and logistical effort on behalf of an audience that you’re trying to impress enough so that they feel compelled to cough up say, $150, to attend your show.
Something like that, right?
And what’s an UNCONFERENCE?
Apparently it’s NONE of that effort or structure or organization. “F**k that shit! That’s old man!”
No. UNCONFERENCE is the new thing.
So presumably, there’s no stupid,lame traditional $150 admittance fee to this UNCONFERENCE either.
There is a $150 admittance fee to this nothing event.
It’s crowdsourced you see. And you’re it! You’re the crowd.
How dare The One Club insult our intelligence with this bullshit?
Mary Warlick, or whoever is in charge of the One Club these days, please get a grip. For the love of God. Stop embarrassing yourselves with this shoddiness.
I’d cancel my membership to this once cool and venerable club if i had one. I don’t. And i probably never will.
This is just disgracefully shabby and inexcusable and money-grubbing.
Money for nothing. Literally.