There are those events that are worthy of your time because they guarantee a solid dose of knowledge and inspiration (one of my favourite examples: reSITE). There are those you attend because your friends will be there and you haven’t seen them in a long time. And then there’s LOTE, which goes way beyond that.
We have just finished a design thinking workshop on the transition from school to employment. The “screw up” part wasn’t the plan when we first started our preparations. It became one only a few days before the workshop… And it worked really well. Source.