Here's the big question: "Once organizations are able to present live conferences again, will the crowds (and income) return?" Even after the pandemic, people and organizations will be questioning the time and cost involved, even if the online experience isn't the same. And, says Tim Stahmer, organizers will be able to reach much larger audiences online, essentially guaranteeing that conferences won't return to an exclusively in-person mode. "They, and that audience, would benefit from continuing to have that online option available. For the many of us without that unlimited travel budget." Note that all of the above applies to online classes as well.