Tag Archive: association

These Conference Presentation Myths Cramp The Attendee Experience

Tweet Most conference organizers see attendees as consumers of the conference’s information. Little thought is given to seeing attendees as active participants in their own learning and experience. 8 Myths That Restrict The Attendee Experience Here are eight conference presentation myths that you should avoid. Myth 1: The lecture or panel best serves all conference…

Increase Conference Attendee Engagement, Intimacy And Participation At Your Next Event

Tweet Have you ever attended a conference by yourself and you didn’t know anyone there? If you have, you’ve experienced a range of emotions from anticipation to anxiousness to concern. If no one acknowledges or welcomes you when you first step onsite, you may feel like an outsider. Conferences can be some of the loneliest…

Reinventing, Reimagining And Rethinking Traditional Conferences

Tweet Activism, advocacy, associations, boardrooms, battlefields, churches, education, faith groups, governments, media, nonprofits, philanthropy, retail, technology and work are all being reinvented. We are rethinking and reimagining all of our traditional institutions. This includes the meetings industry’s traditional conference. Our conferences are being reinvented by people who don’t follow the accepted practices and unspoken rules….

Guaranteed To Disrupt Your Conference: The Generational Divide

Tweet Baby Boomers used to say “Don’t trust anyone under 30!” Today, the under 30s generation says, “Don’t trust anyone over 30!” If your conference is not prepared for the astonishing change in new attitudes and behaviors of the under 30s crowd, you are going to be left behind at the altar crying for more…

Are You Attracting Your Best Attendees Or Are You Repelling Them?

Tweet Why are conference organizers doing so many things that repel their best customers? Instead of bombarding paying attendees with marketing messages, how about just making good on your promise to deliver education and networking opportunities? Missed Opportunities To Grow Attendee Loyalty This summer, I attended three large conferences – one in our industry and…