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How do you sell the idea of sending developers to user conferences? [closed]

How do you sell to the company management to send developers to user conferences? For now, lets just assume we'd opt for in-country conferences as a start.
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How do you ask or get asked to speak at a software conference? [closed]

This is in my TODO.txt. How would you go about achieving this goal?
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How valuable are programming conferences?

Inspired by this, just how useful are programming conferences of various types? What do they offer that you can't get from just reading and researching subject online?
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How should one effectively use time at software conferences?

Microsoft (through the Student Insider program) has generously flown me out to Microsoft TechEd North America 2011. It seems like the website suggests that one should just make a schedule of the ...
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What rules of etiquette should be followed at software conferences? [closed]

Whether as an attendee, a speaker, or a vendor I wanted to know what the unspoken rules of etiquette are at software conferences. Other than the blindingly obvious ones (like don't assault the winner ...
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Do speakers get paid for tech talks? [closed]

I'm curious if speakers (bloggers, google employees like Matt Cutts) get paid for speaking at conferences. If they do, how much? If they don't, or they get paid so little that it's as though they ...