Designing conferences to solve participants’ problems

Conferences that Work

What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work , the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections. But there are numerous other ways that conferences provide value to stakeholders.

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Learner- And User-Design Key To Next-Gen Audiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Wikipedia defines design as the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit diagrams, and sewing patterns). So, when you read the word design , what pops into your mind? Fashion Designers? Interior design? Graphic design? Meeting and conference professionals? Learning Experience Design (LXD).

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Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

Velvet Chainsaw

I’ll admit that in 2011, when the Virtual Edge Institute (now called the Digital Experience Institute) first co-located its conference with the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders, the experience fell flat for me. The speaker, Sourabh Kothari, also a DES, presenting on how content should drive conference design , welcomed the virtual audience, but didn’t dwell on us.

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The Conference Debt You Cannot Afford

Velvet Chainsaw

There is one debt every conference organizer must face and vanquish. It can cripple a conference. Organizational debt—the interest your conference pays when its structures, policies, procedures, practices, committees and leadership roles stay fixed and accumulate even as the world around it changes.* Anyone striving to build a 21st century sustainable conference needs to understand organizational debt, how it impacts their event and how to prevent it.

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Small steps are not big enough or bold enough for the UK event industry

Event Industry News

Every single day counts, and we now need bigger and bolder action to save our industry, get back to making meetings matter, creating terrific tradeshows, engaging audiences with experiences and delivering brilliant live content at conferences designed to help the UK bounce back safely and securely.”.

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6 Events for Business Owners in 2019 & 2020

Tito Blog | An Event Blog for Organisers

When you first visit the website for FallUp , you might be wondering why I’ve sent you to a student conference when I’m supposed to be recommending events for business owners, so let’s look a little closer. FallUp is, yes, a conference designed for students entering the business world, but the organisers are doing so in order to benefit the businesses that this new generation will empower.

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40 Outstanding Event Industry Blogs to Follow

Endless Events

Search within blog categories like education, sustainability and team building or check out her opinion pieces for something different. Speaking of opinion, here’s a great article on sustainably supporting local communities , while creating authentic experiences for event goers. Meetings & conferences. Conferences That Work. Conferences That Work is the creation of conference design and facilitation legend Adrian Segar.

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Best in Show 2016

PCMA Convene

Nominated by Tina Squillante, CMP, for a completely revamped American Society of Transplantation conference in 2013 “I brought in a lot of new ideas, and I was doing things in a new way in a very short period of time. Nominated by Cori Dossett, CEM, CMP, Conferences Designed “I have worked with Brittany several times in the past year. Debbie Heckler, Conference Services Manager, Radisson Austin Downtown. Amanda Simons , Sustainable Events Program Manager, Greenview.

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2019 Tech Conferences: The #1 Tech Events Guide


The most authoritative 2019 tech conferences directory on the web. Or looking to wrap up 2018 with an exceptional conference? This carefully curated conference directory features over 200 (and growing) 2019 tech conferences across multiple industries. Conferences - Conferences are the backbone of the tech events industry and can be both B2C or B2B events. In other instances, summits function exactly like conferences. 2019 Technology Conferences.

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