Is JPM worth it? As the buzzy conference dies down, debate on its value rumbles on

The exorbitant cost of attending JPMorgan ? from hotels and flights to coffee and meeting space ? has long been a talking point for biopharma execs gathering in San Francisco every January. But as the industry?s signature networking confab fades out, the age-old question is once again in focus: Is it all worthwhile?

Bruce Booth

In a reflective article bemoaning the conference?s value and a negative stream of ?excesses,? Bruce Booth of Atlas Venture gave an emphatic answer: No.

Booth, a 15-year veteran of the conference, said he won?t be returning for #JPM20 after this year?s JPMorgan week ?