I really agree with this. The content marketing boom has made high quality content so available to those that want to find it that you don't need to be paying serious money to go and listen to someone speak it to you - in my role almost anything I want to know can be found through Google. I can't see the 'content' side of conferences surviving in their current form much longer.
If the format is begging to disolve though, what's next??
btw @Pheil do you mind if i make your topic title into a poll?