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. Use technology to enhance your networking events. Many event apps offer more than just a networking platform.

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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. Use technology to enhance your networking events. Many event apps offer more than just a networking platform.

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.

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.

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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.

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. What would it take to implement radical hospitality at your conference? We’re lonely. And not just a little lonely.

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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.

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. Most conference professionals can relate well to two generations.

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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.

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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. How can you plan for deep conversations at your conferences?

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

Velvet Chainsaw

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. Rather than being competitive, key women banded together to form a network so they’d be aware of when they were being excluded.

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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?

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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. Technology is starting to play a big role in event planner 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.

C2 Montreal – Not Your Average Conference

Endless Events

Business and event planners around the globe are raving about this year’s C2 Montreal conference. 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 Match

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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. Conference Events Think Outside the Ballroom. Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations.

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. By offering speed networking as part of your conference program, you eliminate this barrier.

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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. By offering speed networking as part of your conference program, you eliminate this barrier.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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. So what is conference personalization?

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.

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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 News

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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. Networking? This can be through three things: speakers, sessions, or networking.

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, I’d like to cover ‘structured’ networking. Why is structured networking missing from many conferences?

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. I’m Adrian Segar, of Conferences That Work.

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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.

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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? So, is your event a networking event or educational event? Networking Conferences.

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.

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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.

19 Event Trends That Will Shake Up Meetings & Group Business in 2019

Social Tables

Create ample opportunities for networking and spaces for scheduled face-to-face meetings. As screen time increases, the desire for face-to-face networking will in tandem. Today, networking is the second biggest motivator for event attendees , behind only content.

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