Are these sessions pre-recorded or are they going to be live events with audience participation/Q&A? The way it is scheduled out now over the day/evening in one timezone, it is most definitely going to be a factor in attendance availability. For some of us, things will be too early and for others, too late. Even spreading it out across the day and evening is going to be a factor. Some people may be able to block off their morning or their afternoon/evening but not the whole day.
I kind of understand the benefit of providing an atmosphere of ‘attending a summit with scheduled sessions’ that doing a rollout throughout the day gives and some of the hidden benefits to pass sales that might create, as well. I just wonder if losing flexibility on when attendees can watch will diminish their ability to do so and limit speaker exposure which is the presenter benefit to participation.
Perhaps a hybrid model, with pre-recorded content made available all at once at the ‘start of the summit day’ and then a leaner schedule for the live events in a good time slot compromise across multiple timezones. 3 pm Eastern seems to be a rather popular global time slot for live events in my limited experience.
I hope I made some sense. Not fully awake yet.