I have just finished typing up a report for ESOMAR on the Online Conference that was held last week in Chicago. ESOMAR will publish it shortly and hopefully it will be of value to people who were unable to attend and possibly to some who were there.
However, I wonder if this type of reporting may soon be a thing of the past, because there is now so much dynamic reporting, through blogs and Twitter.
For example, go to Twitter and search #esoc and you will see hundreds of tweets about the conference, many with links to photos and blog posts.
Similarly, go to Google, type in "ESOMAR Chicago Online Conference" and you will see a mass of information. If you use advanced search to restrict it to say the last week, you will tend to avoid the pre-Conference material.
In addition many people will have set their alerts and feeds to pick up information about the Conference, or about some of the speakers.
So, will there be a place for the more traditional write-up in the future? I suspect not, I think we will see a competition for readers amongst a hard core of bloggers and tweeters.
As an example of what is out there check these specific examples:
Jeffrey Henning's blog - this one is amazingly detailed!
There are many, many more, so please check them out.