I have great interest in attending the London conference with one of my directs and have been in contact with Dani about this.
She is unable to say if Mark will be leading the conference although this is considered likely. Apparently it is never announced in advance who will be at the conference.
Without wishing to diminish whomever would replace Mark I think that it is clear that those of us who have followed this site for years (I have been a member over 3 years) would find it to be a substantial difference if the conference was led by someone else. This is a result of our respect and admiration earned by Mark over this time and not a negative reflection on other members of the Manager Tools staff. In other words, Mark cannot be cloned :)).
Am I alone in thinking this way? Is there any experience out there from participants in conferences where they were led by others?
Thanks in advance for any comments!