I'm curious if various readers out there would be willing to offer their ranking of networking conferences. The issue has come up in some conversations recently, and I was wondering what other possibly more informed sources think.
Besides your ranking, of course, I'm interested in the reasons behind the rankings. Is it just acceptance rate? Do certain networking conferences specialize in subareas where they are remarkably strong? How does/did such a ranking get built and maintained; does it ever get lost?