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The future of conferences 2.0 Posted on June 28, 2018 in Organising an event

Ten things great conference organisers do differently

Written by keynote speaker and futurist, Gihan Perera 

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01 Networking is not enough.

Your attendees want to make strong connections and build lasting relationships.

02 Their thinking starts before they arrive.

Help delegates with better preparation so they make the most of the conference.

03 They are not just attendees sitting silently and listening.

They want to be active participants in co-creating the conference.

04 They don’t come to the conference for more information.

They want actionable insights that make a lasting difference.

05 They don’t want you to work at keeping them entertained and engaged.

They want a conference that flows effortlessly.

06 Gadgets and gizmos don’t impress anymore,

Unless they are transformational tools that enhance their experience.

07 They want to take their corridor conversations inside.

The active participation is key, they need to take part in 'in-session' collaboration.

08 There are other places where they can learn new skills.

They want the conference to shift thinking instead.

09 A conference isn't a one-off event.

It can now be an integrated part of their entire journey.

10 Online events aren’t the enemy of in-person conferences.

They can enhance and extend the overall experience.


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