I met Laurent at reboot in Copenhagen where he facilitated a conversation called "Why are blogs working THAT well with people?" Later we shared a dinner the night after the conference with Nikolaj Nyholm and his family, Doc Searls, and Ben Cerveny.
In February of 2006, Laurent organized the LIFT conference in Geneva, a conference conceived, in part, over dinner in Copenhagen. Being present at the conception, I felt an obligation to attend the birth. And it was a good show.