Should You Send Your Security Staff to a Hacker Conference?

IT managers once and for all should recognize that hacker conferences can be highly educational and beneficial from a corporate IT perspective.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/security-and-risk-strategy/should-you-send-your-security-staff-to-a-hacker-conference/a/d-id/1335508?_mc=rss_x_iwr_edt_aud_iw_x_x-rss-simple