Have you ever:
- skipped off official sessions to have coffee and talk with other participants during all day conference?
- joined networking event which felt like a busy tube station making you want to leave the place while looking around for familiar faces?
- been away for integration workshop which happened to be another discussion between two people whereas other thirty were only listening?
Serving passive experience during any gathering results in deeply frustrating and discouraging finding for event organizer: making efforts to realize that the meaningful engagement is missing.