Panel discussions are boring – here’s how to fix them

COMMENT Everyone knows that the best time to catch up on your emails at a conference is during the panel discussions, writes Andrea Carpenter. That’s because the collection of speakers on stage will usually present a united front, an adept display in consensus and optimism that rarely gets below the surface of the topic in hand. It’s a real shame, because panel discussions are such a great concept – a chance to bring together diverse experts to pull apart the meat of a market or trend, while at the same time informing and entertaining the audience. They are a cornerstone