At first, what might seem remarkable is the quiet. Silence becomes more palpable when hundreds of people gather in a room, in quiet anticipation or contentedness, or a private moment of meditation.

Before long, though, the silence will be filled with words and ideas. Passionate speakers will share their insights, the audience will interact at every opportunity . . .

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