It’s the final stretch, and the day of the conference is fast approaching. In Parts 1 through 3, we looked at the strategic, logistic, and ‘people side’ of planning a large-scale event.
Now it’s time to perfect some more details along the road to providing attendees the best conference experience possible:
16. Family Program
Multiple-day conferences often come with the difficult decision of spending time with family vs. spending it on education. Consider offering a family program to ease this dilemma for attendees.
“Sometimes it can benefit the event to encourage Continue reading
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we focused on the planning processes and logistics that lead to a successful conference. Now, it’s time to look at the most essential part of the puzzle: the people side of planning large events.
11. Staff Communications
Many hands are on board, and it is your responsibility to communicate effectively and efficiently with all. My advice: Listen to your team’s needs, be predictable, and live by what you preach. Continue reading
In Part 1 of the series, we laid out first steps along the road to a successful conference. Timing is everything; having a vision and setting objectives for your conference are essential. As are defining target groups, and securing a convenient location for potential attendees. These steps are necessary before you start working on the agenda, and are ready to tackle these next ‘stops’ along our roadmap: Continue reading
There is no “one fits all” template for organizing a successful event. Required efforts differ strongly by type of event, and its size. In this four-part and twenty-point series, we will focus on what’s happening behind the scenes when organizing corporate conferences.
Managing large-scale events is an art in itself. Since no one person can do it all, management skills are required throughout the process: people skills are essential, and project management is key!
Let us take a look at the roadmap leading to a successful large-scale event, e.g. a 5,000-attendee conference: Continue reading