25 Eye Catching Conference Stage Sets and Backdrops

Event Manager

Here are a selection of conference sets and backdrops, to suit all event budgets. If your conference sets and backdrops have been looking a little samey or jaded recently you may need some new inspiration. Looking for inspiration for your next stage set?

Are We Creating The Wrong Type Of Conference Experiences?

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s as if Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore’s Experience Economy is just now hitting its stride—for conferences at least. The word is out: we’ve got to create conference experiences, not just conferences that feel like a patchwork quilt of our great grandmother’s dresses.

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Configurable and Personalized Conference Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

The mass-personalization wave that is dramatically changing what and how we buy as consumers has application to conferences. Application to Conferences. In my opinion, the first item — individualizing a conference experience for every attendee — isn’t scalable today.

What Participants Expect From 21st Century Conference Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Everything we take for granted about conferences, and planning them, faces disruption. Participants from all generations and cultures increasingly expect conferences to mirror their work and personal lives. Savvy conference organizers meet these disruptions head-on.

Why Your Conference Should be Target-Audience Obsessed

Velvet Chainsaw

In order to design relevant education and networking experiences at our conferences, we need to be focused to the point of obsession with our target audience. Over the past 18 months, we’ve carefully scrubbed and analyzed the attendance of 20 major conferences.

Relabel Conference Registrants

Velvet Chainsaw

A Momentous Catalyst To Conference Attendee Behavior Change. I am often asked how to get conference attendees to adopt 21 st Century learning habits. The majority of conferences treat attendees as consumers of information. Conference Planning Registrants Relabel

When Your Conference Planning Process Eclipses Your Purpose

Velvet Chainsaw

When Conference Plans Land On Chutes. So many conference leaders, organizers and planning teams are obsessed with details, logistics and planning. Their plans actually obscure their conference’s vision. Their attention to detail and efficiency eclipses the conference purpose.

When Conference Participants Vote With Their Feet

Velvet Chainsaw

And one that we as conference organizers should pay attention to. So let’s dig deeper into the issue of people voting with their feet at your conference. Is your conference only a consumer-driven event? Or is your conference a leading transformational experience?

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Conference Panel Discussion

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Panel discussions are a popular part of many conferences but there are lots of things to consider to ensure a successful session. The post The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Conference Panel Discussion by Becki Cross appeared first on [link].

Conference Programme Template

Gallus Events

There is no such thing as the “perfect” conference programme. However, there are a few key areas that a modern conference programme should contain. So in this spirit, I have uploaded a link to a conference programme template for a one day conference.

Common, Yet Hazardous, Conference Planning Thinkholes That Inhibit Uniqueness

Velvet Chainsaw

Why do so many people rate the conference experience as stale, predictable and average at best? Why do conference leaders miss the mark at preparing their own unique DNA conference experience? We have lost our way to discovering our own conference DNA!

Make the Most of Industry Conferences: Host Microevents

Event Farm

Even in today’s world dominated by social media and online interaction, many organizations still recognize the benefits of attending in-person industry conferences and tradeshows. Last year, HubSpot’s INBOUND Conference alone attracted over 19,000 attendees from around the world.

10 Conferences That Are Pushing the Industry Forward

Event Manager

Is your conference bleeding edge or cutting edge? Here are some conferences that just might inspire your next one. The post 10 Conferences That Are Pushing the Industry Forward by Editorial Team appeared first on [link].

Four reasons why traditional conferences are obsolete

Conferences that Work

Previously, I’ve described three major trends that make traditional conference formats obsolete: No longer knowing in advance what attendees want to learn ; The rise of online ; and. ” Say goodbye to traditional conferences — and say hello to peer learning!

Mediocrity Is Your Biggest Conference Competitor

Velvet Chainsaw

Your real conference competition is not that event held six months after yours. Today’s technology driven, hyper-connected, instant gratification, real-time world puts you as a conference organizer in a difficult position. Have you normalized conference mediocrity as acceptable?

Copycat Cookie-Cutter Conference Or Unique Event

Velvet Chainsaw

And the conference and events you plan can be unique too. As a one-of-a-kind meeting professional, you are called to create one-of-a-kind conferences. Still they just copy what everyone else is doing with their conference. Caged Conference Visions. You are unique.

Ninja Moves for Improved Conference Session Marketing

Velvet Chainsaw

48 percent of the 120 conference/education professionals who responded said they always or frequently re-write some or all of their speaker session submissions (e.g. My best guess is that at least 2/3 of conferences are making this a practice today.

How to make an empty conference room look full

Gallus Events

There is a common problem for many conference organisers: the “disappearing delegate” I covered the more traditional ways an event planner can look at to reduce the number of attendees who disappear towards the end of the day in a previous post.

How to Measure the Success of Your Conference

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Traditionally, measuring the success of a conference was pretty simple. In order to get a more global assessment, truly reflecting the impact of a conference on all stakeholders, other quantitative measures should be included. ” TOP TIPS IN MEASURING CONFERENCE SUCCESS: 1.

Avoid These Hazardous Conference Planning Thinkholes [Part 2]

Velvet Chainsaw

Just like potholes, conference planning thinkholes can be an expensive problem for your event. They can create some major cavities and damage to your participants’ conference experience. Defining Conference Planning Thinkholes. Four More Hazardous Conference Planning Thinkholes.

Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

Velvet Chainsaw

How your audience responds will have a direct impact on your conference’s brand image and credibility. From a conference design perspective, we believe the current best practice is to bookend your conference by opening with a strong-thought provoking speaker and closing with inspiration.

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 first, a definition of structured networking at conferences: “Using the environment, meeting design or technology to ensure that the right conversations happen”. .

Great Questions Define Great Conference Experiences

Velvet Chainsaw

It is much more effective to provide opportunities for conference participants to solve their own problems, then telling them how to solve it. Conference organizers automatically assume that if someone is attending their event, they expect the conference to help them solve their problems.

The five keys to great conference content

Gallus Events

At the end of February we supported Practically Perfect PA to run their second “Assist Conference” They reached their target of 100 PAs just a few days before the date of the conference, and everyone was delighted to have sold out the event.

Top 5 Reasons Why People Attend Conferences

Eventinterface

Wondering why people register for your conference? Most attendees come to your conference to learn about a topic. Conferences should be inspirational. Many attendees come to a conference to build a network and solicit new business.

Our Increased Distrust Of Institutions And What It Means To Your Association, Conference

Velvet Chainsaw

Big business, conferences, education, government, medicine, membership associations, nonprofits, professional societies, religious organizations, trade organizations, etc. Yes, your conference and your membership organization are customary, standard institutions. “I’m done with !”.

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.

The five keys to great conference content

Gallus Events

At the end of February we supported Practically Perfect PA to run their second “Assist Conference” They reached their target of 100 PAs just a few days before the date of the conference, and everyone was delighted to have sold out the event.

A Look Inside the Largest U.S Travel Conference to Date

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The 49th annual IPW travel conference headed to Washington, D.C. June 3 to 7 for the first time in its

Creating The Highly Energized And Engaged Conference Participant

Velvet Chainsaw

Are 50%-80% of your conference attendees in your programming at any given time? One thing is certain, if your conference attendees are not fully engaged in the experience you provide, there is little, if any, chance that they will leave your event with any real ROI.

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How to engage all generations at your conferences

Eventinterface

As audiences have evolved, planners must now use a variety of communication and marketing techniques to successfully engage all generations of attendees at their conferences and events. Five tips to make the most of your conference connections

Steal These Creative Ideas for Conference Activities

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Event TALK: Developing Successful Conference and Event Registration Fee Strategies

Eventinterface

Setting registration or ticket prices for meetings and conferences can be a contentious process. Developing registration or ticket prices has to do as much with meeting budgets as offering opportunities for a large number of people to attend your conference or meeting.

3 Ways to Create an Afterlife for Your Conference

Event Manager

Are you making the most of your conference content? The post 3 Ways to Create an Afterlife for Your Conference by Omnipress appeared first on [link]. How To Articles conference content post event event content content sharing

Why Your Conference Needs An Intrapreneur

Velvet Chainsaw

Are you making some changes to your annual conference? If you are, you need a conference intrapreneur! More than just one intrapreneur, you need a conference planning culture of intrapreneurship. Ultimately, you’ll want to develop a conference team of intrapreneurs.

Patient-Centered Care Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

Impact on Healthcare Conferences? Here are four questions (and tips) for your conference committee to consider as they navigate this changing landscape: 1. Tip: have each conference committee member reach out to five to ten key attendees to understand their pressing priorities.

These Conference Big Ideas Are Not For The Trendy Meeting Professional

Velvet Chainsaw

This list of conference big ideas just doesn’t belong to the traditional, average conference planning process. Big Conference Ideas On The Road Less Traveled Part 2. Forming Teams Of Conference Culture Mavens. They have a role and place at a conference.

How to save 60 hours planning your conference

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Meeting and conference planners spend on average 60 hours per conference sourcing, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing venue contracts. What are the benefits for a meeting or conference planner to be working with a hotel sourcing company?

The Rise of the Gig Economy and What It Means for Conferences

Velvet Chainsaw

When considering long-term conference or organizational strategy, it’s wise to future-cast the impact major workforce trends may have on your profession, particularly because conferences are about people first and content second. Work and life are transforming at a rapid rate.

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Conference Speakers

Event Manager

In this new video, we’re talking about speaker management at conferences. The way you handle content has become one of the most important factors in how we evaluate conferences and the relationship you have with your speakers defines the outcome of your event.