Instead, if we believe the 90-9-1 Rule, then the real questions should be:
- How can we create systems that when they are adopted by 1% of the population, we can provide value for the rest of the conference attendees and appropriately reward the 1%ers?
- What can we provide for the 9%ers so they can make lightweight contributions that add value?
- How can we effectively integrate the 90%ers so they get value from the 9%ers and the 1%ers?
One warning about this ... I'm not sure I can count every conference attendee as even a 90%er. Are they even going to enroll in the collaborative system? So, for a conference with 1,000 attendees, how many participants can you realistically expect. There will be anomalies (e.g., a Web 2.0 conference).