I wrote about designing posters and general experience at various conferences here. That was around mid 2019. I had a vastly different and rather engaging experience at a workshop that was organized in Australia later that year. Don’t know. There is something quite wrong about the way in which these conferences are organized if you look at it from outside the neoliberal bubble. Of course, knowledge acquired by a group must be assimilated and disseminated and it always has. But, science as an institution that it is now was an invention of industrializing Europe at the expense of its colonies and in many ways is still a centralized hierarchical ensemble although it pretends otherwise. A good reference that provides a critical lens is a book by Jonathan Marks titled “why I am not a scientist”.