This year's edition is reasonably well organized although sometimes I felt there is room for improvement in the content delivered by speakers and panelists.
A curse of many such events is that panelists spend more time speaking about themselves than discussing the matter of focus and when they do discuss it ends up being a sort of cacophony of parallel monologues without much actual value... I wonder whether this is a matter of
- moderation of the panel
- definition of the motivations and objectives of panelists during the selection phase
- structuring of the process itself, which may actually benefit from using tools such as De Bono's hats