Conference photography is of course about highlighting the speakers, but also about capturing the atmosphere to bring the event to life.
The main action during the event takes place on stage, of course. But it would be a mistake for the photographer to focus only on this. What’s going on in the room and on the sidelines is also crucial to portraying a complete event. Attending a conference is just as much about the audience and the opportunities to mingle and network as it is watching and listening to speakers.