After returning from TDWI and seeing overall industry participation and attendance drop in relation to conferences and educational seminars focused on technology in general,
It becomes interesting to evaluate the future of BI education and general changes that need to occur to provide added value to organizations. Tighter budgets and the general economic downturn have created an environment where organizations are less likely to spend money on external education based events and conference attendance. Coupling this with the increasing ability to attain interactive Web-based training and access to classes and information online, the future of education-focused conferences may become less valuable when looking at the overall value of workforce training.
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