I confess I am a conference nerd. I love conferences: I like to attend them, to speak at them, and most of all, I deeply enjoy to organize them. They are a mix of intellectual stimulation, community building, networking, and, often, my main opportunity to have a trip and mini vacation. I enjoy all of it: from the cushy pillows at the free hotels; to the non-stop, vibrant, magical environment of ideas; to the fast connections; to the local flavor and all the adjacent activities in new places. Back when I was a social sciences student, we used to crash conferences secretly because we could not afford the tickets. It was so much fun… continue reading.