Conferences are really like parties, and an A-list part is one where A-list people are in attendance.  You figure out who are the really important people to invite and get them to show up as speakers or as guests.  Then everybody wants to be there.  If you don’t who the important people are, you shouldn’t be doing a conference.

~ Tim O’Reilly

Decide which speakers will significantly impact your audience. 

Who does your audience care about?  

Speakers and Influencers – both can have a significant impact on the success of your learning event.  Choose wisely.