I am still a komencanto so excuse me if this question is stupid but what exactly is the purpose/goal of the Universala Kongreso; what happens there? Of course, it is a way to gather the biggest possible crowd of Esperantists, but what are they supposed to do there?
I saw a few streams of the last UK in Nitra, one of which was for presenting new books, and the other ones had bad audio but seemed like they were discussing some rules or something like that, judging by the text document (that was edited in real time) that was covering most of the view. So is it mostly that — discussing rules — or am I missing something.
I've also read that it's not a recommended first Esperanto event for a beginner. If my suspicion about discussing rules is true, it seems as a good recommendation, as for a beginner it will be just… boring, plus there'll be too much technical/legal terms for a beginner to participate or even understand most of what's discussed.