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Conference Networking: How to Help Attendees Make Meaningful Connections

Endless Events

Conference planning is well underway. You know that conference networking is important, but you’re not sure how to help your attendees make meaningful connections. A recent study done by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) showed that 76% of almost 9,000 participants said networking was a top driver when deciding whether or not to attend a conference or event. Use technology to enhance your networking events.

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Endless Events

Conference planning is well underway. You know that conference networking is important, but you’re not sure how to help your attendees make meaningful connections. A recent study done by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) showed that 76% of almost 9,000 participants said networking was a top driver when deciding whether or not to attend a conference or event. Use technology to enhance your networking events.

Conference Networking To The Max – Become a Social Beast

Meeting Application

Attending a conference, or any event really is an excellent business opportunity. Networking is all about having a plan and going out into the wild with an extrovert attitude. Stay with me as I lay down the guidelines for networking like a pro. Many networking newbies’ plan probably goes along the lines of “alright, I’m going to approach some people, have a chat, and exchange business cards”.

Conference Networking To The Max – Become a Social Beast

Meeting Application

Attending a conference, or any event really is an excellent business opportunity. Networking is all about having a plan and going out into the wild with an extrovert attitude. Stay with me as I lay down the guidelines for networking like a pro. Many networking newbies’ plan probably goes along the lines of “alright, I’m going to approach some people, have a chat, and exchange business cards”.

Do You Really Have Them at Hello? Rethinking Your First-Timer Strategy

Velvet Chainsaw

One of my biggest pet peeves is the way some conferences approach first-time attendees. Being intentional and having a plan for how you welcome someone who is experiencing your conference for the first time is not only the right thing to do, it’s also a smart attendee acquisition strategy. It’s a pivotal time to onboard and help them make connections that will last throughout the conference, and, hopefully, throughout the years as they become repeat attendees.

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Renegotiating Live Event Agreements When All Parties Are Innocent Victims

Velvet Chainsaw

While these numbers look dismal for hotels, similar forecasts would apply to AV companies, exhibit service contractors, DMOs, exhibitor and attendee participation, conference-organizer revenue, and nearly any other product or service you can link to the live events industry. Hotels and the entire events supply chain need to understand that we won’t fully recover until we help conference and show organizers regain their top-line attendance and revenue.

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The Crisis of Connection

Velvet Chainsaw

So what does this mean for those of us responsible for organizing and executing conferences and events? Rethink the way you design your networking opportunities. With millions of people experiencing face-to-face conferences, meetings and events each week, we have a unique opportunity to make some small shifts in the way we design them, which could have some dramatic results in the battle against loneliness. We’re lonely. And not just a little lonely.

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Networking Games: 8 Effective—and Fun—Networking Activities for Your Next Event

Endless Events

No matter the industry, networking games are one of the best ways to connect a community. But the importance of networking often gets overlooked in the grand scheme of the event planning process. For most people, unstructured networking events are intimidating. Consider, instead, of offering networking games. Networking games that incorporate technology: 1. Speed Networking: You’ve probably heard of speed dating, but have you heard of speed networking ?

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Three Core Conference Planning Tenets To Master And Skillfully Apply

Velvet Chainsaw

Does your conference committee practice organized abandonment and avoid no-bottom-line-mindsets? How are they at focusing on the purpose, goals and target market of the conference when making decisions? These three principles are vital to maintaining a healthy, strong conference. Often conference planning members lack experience with the tenets of organized abandonment, focus on strategic alignment and organizing for opportunity.

When Contemplating Conference Growth, Think Next Audiences Which Includes Next Gen

Velvet Chainsaw

Too often when we think about conference growth or sustainability, we assume it means attracting next gen customers. Instead of limiting our conference growth plans to a specific generation, let’s consider next audiences. When we address next audiences, we plan conferences for participants from four different generations, not just next gen. And we have experienced them first hand in the conferences we plan and attend.

2017 171

Conversations, Collaboration and Chemistry

Velvet Chainsaw

So the quality of our conversations — especially those participants have with others at conferences and meetings — has a direct chemical impact on them, those around them, and therefore on the organizations they belong to. You want to strive for Level 3 at your conferences: Level 1 conversations are transactional in nature. This is important, considering that the large majority of our conference schedule is dedicated to pushing content to our audiences. Judith E.

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How to Ask for a Raise and Other Top Learnings from IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum

Velvet Chainsaw

Having recently consulted with a major professional association on the sustainability and long-term growth strategy of its women’s leadership conference, I was motivated to attend a leadership forum for women in our own industry: IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum, which took place at the new MGM National Harbor in early May. Here are some of the key learnings I took away from the Forum, many of which can be applied to any aspiring professional or any conference. Encourage networking.

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Digital Innovation At Events – #EventIcons Episode 106

Endless Events

Find out how to get important data about your attendees such as what parts of your event they spent the most time in, who they are networking with and beyond. In the in events industry data is the new gold. Wouldn’t you love to get inside your attendees minds to better your event? With digital innovation at events now you can. Having access to this type of data allows for you to create the best experience possible for your events in the future.

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Event Planner Networking: 4 Creative Ways to Connect Attendees

Endless Events

Networking is often listed as the number one reason people attend conferences and events. Unfortunately, event planner networking often falls to the bottom of event planners’ priorities. When it comes to event planner networking ideas, it can be difficult to find new and exciting ways to effectively bring the right people together. Technology is starting to play a big role in event planner networking. Talk about next level networking.

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Everything You Need to Know for Killer Conference Breakout Sessions

Endless Events

Breakout sessions are a staple at conferences. If you are wondering what conference breakout sessions are and why more and more conferences are incorporating them, then continue reading. All of these topics revolve around a central theme, the conference’s main theme. More than ever we are seeing conference breakout sessions used to create a more personal feel that feeds off participation and involvement from the audience. Organizing Conference Breakout Sessions.

C2 Montreal – Not Your Average Conference

Endless Events

Business and event planners around the globe are raving about this year’s C2 Montreal conference. There were over 6,000 participants that attended the C2 Montreal event this year and although the 2018 event was at the end of May, the groundbreaking is already planning for the 2019 conference with the theme of tomorrow. Most people go to the C2 event to experience the future of networking, but it’s completely different from any of the networking events most of us attend.

The #EventTech Podcast: Eric Ly (@ericly), Founder & CEO, Presdo

EventHero

In this discussion, Eric shares his experiences building (and using) technology to facilitate networking at professional events. Networking Podcast Technology Conference Networking Conferences Eric Ly Event Apps Event Networking Presdo Presdo MatchJohn Federico ( @gadgetboy ) talks with Eric Ly ( @ericly ), Founder & CEO of Presdo.

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Speed Networking at Your Next Conference

Social Tables

While I am not a big fan of hosted speed networking events on their own, I am a strong believer in integrating speed networking concepts with corporate conference activities. No matter how many hands are shaken at conferences, there will always be a little uneasy about approaching strangers. By offering speed networking as part of your conference program, you eliminate this barrier. There are different formats for speed networking at conferences.

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Speed Networking at Your Next Conference

Social Tables

While I am not a big fan of hosted speed networking events on their own, I am a strong believer in integrating speed networking concepts with corporate conference activities. No matter how many hands are shaken at conferences, there will always be a little uneasy about approaching strangers. By offering speed networking as part of your conference program, you eliminate this barrier. There are different formats for speed networking at conferences.

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Your All-Out Guide to Conference Planning

Endless Events

A conference is more than just talks and booths inside a ballroom. This means their experience both during and in-between conference events are in your hands. Not to worry, that’s why we’ve put together all our conference planning guides here, to make sure you plan the best event experience for them. From their stay at your designated accommodation, to the talks they will attend and to their networking and unwinding time, we’ve got you covered.

Are Networking Events Worth It for Your Business?

Endless Events

Networking events are always a useful way to get people to come together and form professional and personal bonds. We’ll explain all there is to know about these come-togethers and how to follow up after a networking event for best measurable results. The Pros and Cons of Networking Events. Studies also suggest in-person meetings generate more ideas compared to remote conferences. You can always follow up after networking event using social media.

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Getting Serious About Forecasting Future Conference Topics

Velvet Chainsaw

Savvy 21st Century conference organizers can effectively demonstrate strategic learning alignment of their conference networking and education programming. Smart conference professionals are skilled at articulating the value of their event’s networking and learning opportunities. We have to start conference customer conversations about where their business is headed. We all know our conferences need more innovation!

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Conference and event leaders come together for the 6th Annual Conference Summit

Event Industry News

The Global Conference Network (GCN) hosted the Conference Summit on Friday 9th at 99 City Road, London. Attended by 150 conference and event industry leaders and suppliers, the annual Conference Summit is renowned for addressing the critical issues facing the industry. The 6th Annual Conference Summit included presentations and discussions about event successes, failures, newcomer disruption, innovation, and the impact of new technology. […].

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networking at conferences structuring connections

Gallus Events

Networking at conferences is always one of the top three reasons that attendees give for attending a conference. So, if it’s so important for our attendees, I think that we event planners should do a wee bit more to structure that networking; to make sure that good connections happen. So, I’d like to cover ‘structured’ networking. Why is structured networking missing from many conferences? However networking is key for most attendees.

Your Trade Show Attendees: What Do They Really, Really Want?

Velvet Chainsaw

The factors that influence loyal attendees to come to a trade show are quite different, in many instances, than organizers’ perceptions—factors used to select sites, sell to their exhibitors, and plan their conference education. This means the responses are more applicable to expositions that have a conference, not conferences that have an expo.

The Power Of Body Language at Events For Networking & Interviewing

Endless Events

Which is why we’re very excited to have a conversation about the power of body language at events, and how it can be used for networking and interviewing. Networking Games: 8 Effective—and Fun—Networking Activities for Your Next Event. Conference Networking: How to Help Attendees Make Meaningful Connections. Make Event Networking Better For Your Attendees. Event Planner Networking: 4 Creative Ways to Connect Attendees.

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Woman in Events: The Importance of Educational Events for Professional Development

Expo Pass

There is a reason professionals, especially executives, attend many conferences, networking events, and forums each year. There wouldn’t be conferences and networking events. You aren’t just asking these questions to build educational material for sessions or topics at your conference. Networking? This can be through three things: speakers, sessions, or networking. (6 Minute Read).

Your Ultimate Checklist to Host a Successful Virtual Career Fair

Hubilo Blog

Having a pool of global talent to hire from, minus the travel expenses & venue rental, plus online networking and branding opportunities are enticing organizations from across the world. Networking Lounge to foster meaningful interactions – Virtual Event Platform feature #3.

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Hackney Town Hall – 8 decades of excellence

Event Industry News

award, Hackney Town Hall has become a steadfast choice for corporate clients looking to host everything from conferences, networking events and award dinners?. Conferences. Brand & Agencies Conference News Featured NewsHaving recently celebrated its 80th birthday with the completion of a 12-year ?multi-million-pound multi-million-pound refurbishment, ?the the Hackney Venues team is thrilled that the enchanting ?Hackney Hackney Town Hall ?is

2019 71

Get Festive This Season With These Holiday Party Ideas

Endless Events

Conference Networking: How to Help Attendees Make Meaningful Connections. Our Event Industry Conference Attendee Strategies. ?? Networking Games: 8 Effective—and Fun—Networking Activities for Your Next Event. ?? The Best of the Best: Getting Festive: Refreshing Company Holiday Party Ideas that Will Delight Your Guests. Connectivity: The Three Attendee Questions – What They Want To Know About Each Other.

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Teaming Up to Learn Something Might Be The Key to Networking at Events

Endless Events

?? The Best of the Best: Learning and Growing: Why Collaborative Learning is the Future of Event-Networking. Networking isn’t what it used to be. Smriti Bansal wrote an amazing piece about why traditional networking is dead and how to incorporate collaborative learning into events. ? Are Networking Events Worth It for Your Business? The Power Of Body Language at Events For Networking & Interviewing.

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Your Ultimate Checklist to Host a Successful Virtual Career Fair

Hubilo Blog

Having a pool of global talent to hire from, minus the travel expenses & venue rental, plus online networking and branding opportunities are enticing organizations from across the world. Networking Lounge to foster meaningful interactions – Virtual Event Platform feature #3.

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Guest blog: 3 reasons why we support the Gov’s £250,000 Wi-Fi competition for events

Event Industry News

A good Wi-Fi network is vital to the success of any event these days. When you consider the amount of event technology that can potentially be used across an event cycle from event registration and a conference app to live streaming and social walls, the connection needs to be efficient and fit-for-purpose. Anyone that has attended an event and struggled to connect to the venue’s Wi-Fi network knows how frustrating it can be. Conferences. By Gary Exall, director, NOBA.

The 3 Attendee Questions: What They Want to Know About Each Other

Endless Events

And if there is one thing they look for in a meeting or conference, it’s a connection. Because at the end of the day, that’s what it boils down to for the people who attend your event – networking. We’re very happy to introduce our amazing guest of today, Adrian Segar of Conferences That Work. I’m Adrian Segar, of Conferences That Work. ” And I organized a conference. So, how do you build a conference?

2019 78

10 Things to Do While in Sacramento for CalSAE

SmartMeetings

The conference is a once-a-year chance to see all of your friends and find new solutions. At the Conference. Network. Are you one of the more than 1,000 association meeting professionals attending the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) Holiday Spectacular at Sacramento Convention Center this week? If so, you are in for a treat. It is also an opportunity to explore California’s capital city. We have some suggestions for things to do while in town.

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How to Market Conference Content to Your Attendees

CadmiumCD

One of the most difficult tasks when it comes to planning out your event marketing is figuring out how to market your recorded conference. The Big Question: What Kind of Event is Your Conference? This may seem like a strange question to ask yourself, but the type of conference you’re running means a lot in terms of how much natural demand for content post-event you’ll see. So, is your event a networking event or educational event? Networking Conferences.

Tips to Increase Attendee Interaction?—?GamerConnect 2018 Learnings

Hubilo Blog

Events happening anywhere, if they fall under the category of business events, conferences, networking events and exhibitions, Hubilo never let’s miss any chance to empower those events with the event technology. The Leaderboard feature, in general, calculates the scores of the attendees who are the most active in the conference using event app. At such events, attendees get a chance to network with people of their own niche.

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Is it possible to measure wearable event technology impact on the success of the event?

Eventory

Adding wearable technology to the conference flow can visibly affect the three aspects of event participation: attendance, participants’ convenience and their involvement, general reception of the event. The information about the new event technology (such as wearables) usage in the conference flow may become a game-changer among some groups of recipients. One of them was making networking connections by bringing the bands together.

2019 65

Four Personalization Strategies Conferences And Associations Can Adopt From Education

Velvet Chainsaw

Let’s separate reality from fiction regarding personalized conference experiences and personalized learning. Fact: Meeting professionals and conference vendors frequently confuse personalization with configurable conference experiences. Fact: Conference planners and association leaders are easily persuaded by the puffery of conference personalization. And they must remember that conference personalization is more than implementing a technology tool.