Advice for Engaging Virtual Conference Attendees

WBT Systems

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It’s Time to Get Started: 5 Key Steps to Success with a Virtual Conference

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether a virtual conference is driven by the current virus COVID-19 virus, financial considerations, member outreach, or beneficial global dialogue, the fundamental process for planning and implementation remains the same. At the heart of a conference’s success is audience participation.

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Virtual Meeting Etiquette (Best Practices for Conference and Video Calls)

Association Leaders

Associations, companies and other organizations have been using conference and video calling to meet and conduct business for many years. Check out these videos of what some of your calls may be like: A conference call in real life: [link]. Association Management Companies CM Services Conference Calls Leadership Meetings Video Calls Virtual Meetings Volunteerism meeting etiquette

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Missing In-Person Conferences? This Tweet Won Twitter This Weekend

AssociationChat

Are you missing in-person conferences? Vendor-sponsored happy hours, conference chicken, and lost lanyards…. COLUMNS advice conference bacon conferences events fun at home in-person events twitterWant to recreate that same experience for yourself or a loved one?

Continuing Education: Not Just for Meetings and Conferences Anymore

YourMembership Blog

According to the Community Brands Member Engagement and Loyalty Study, meetings and conferences, which traditionally have emphasized training and continuing education, are one area where association professionals (Pros) are very focused.

How to Prepare Attendees for a Virtual Conference—or Other Options for Cancelled Conferences

WBT Systems

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Fostering a Winning Conference Culture

Velvet Chainsaw

But when it gets to “go time,” does that culture manifest at your conferences and meetings? Her boss apparently thought she should spend all her time out “doing meeting planning” and not hanging out in a hotel conference room. Conference staff are not able to do everything!

Conference Rooms Are Freezing!

Smooth The Path

Who says conferences or chapter meetings have to be in traditional meeting spaces? Conference rooms tend to be dark, and participants may find themselves fighting post-lunch naps. Recently, I got a conference promotion with the subject line, “Have you ever had a meeting in a kayak?” Sample your association’s conference for prospective participants. The post Conference Rooms Are Freezing!

A Prediction for Virtual Conferences in the Future

Smooth The Path

Attending a conference was about the most uncomfortable thing he had to do as an adult, he said. New and infrequent attendees say that conferences can be nerve-wracking. Perhaps we will find post-COVID that our online conferences will be warm-up opportunities for the in-person event.

Turning Post-Conference Euphoria into Action

YourMembership Blog

The days after a major conference are filled with busy work, attending to all of the things you pushed off leading to the conference. I have 50,000 vendors calling me (yes they call me too, I know how you feel) some from conference and others I politely deferred before conference.

Conference Creativity Rooms

Reid All About it

Although I didn’t participate in today’s #assnchat about ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference , it still inspired a blog post. Perhaps playing with toys shifts our mindset from serious office mode to relaxed engaged conference mode. The association professionals in today’s Twitter chat had plenty of great ideas (heh heh) for conference creativity rooms and I even have a few of my own. F&B : The Canadians also served poutine at one point during the conference.

Attendees See the Discord in Your Conference

Smooth The Path

The program at a recent conference was nearly perfect. After a long conference day, one night, I fell in with a crowd walking to the reception, and I learned they were some of the conference staff. The conference was beautiful on the outside, but it seemed very broken inside.

10 Attendee Complaints About Virtual Conferences—and How to Resolve Them

WBT Systems

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Conferences are Super Awkward for Young Professionals

Smooth The Path

Where are young professionals during the breaks at your conference? Young professional pre-conference workshops – invite young professionals for learning opportunities before the conference starts. Are they enjoying quiet time back in their rooms?

Annual Conference Mode

Eric Lanke

On the day this posts, my association's Board meeting and Annual Conference will be two short weeks away. This has traditionally been my time to enter what I call my "Annual Conference Mode."

Making The Common Conference Uncommon

Velvet Chainsaw

Who wants to attend a common, ordinary, ho-hum, everyday , I’m-just-like-all-the-others traditional conference? Your conference growth and revenue depends upon repeat paying attendees year after year. And your customer loyalty is built upon making your common conference uncommon.

Association Conferences: A New ‘Virtual’ Reality

Multiview

As the reality of a socially distant lifestyle becomes the world’s new norm, leaders from almost every industry are also… The post Association Conferences: A New ‘Virtual’ Reality appeared first on MultiView.

Pair Your Virtual Conference with an LMS

CommPartners

The reality of transitioning to a Virtual Conference can be as simple or complex as planning a traditional on-site event, depending on the needs of your organization.

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The Secret Value of Conferences

Smooth The Path

Why do people go to conferences even though online learning and books are a better deal? These are all reasons to go to a conference rather than buy a book or take an online class. When you invest in a conference, you give yourself permission to take the time to be there.

Extend the Attendee Experience Beyond Your Virtual Conference

Membersuite

At in-person and virtual conferences, attendees listen to speakers, take in new information, get excited about new ideas, and jot down next steps. Keep the momentum going and help attendees apply what they learned with these post-event activities

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

WBT Systems

Organizations offer a wide variety of professional learning opportunities to their members, employees, and partners which range from online courses and webinars, to regional or annual conferences, to classroom-based learning. Integrated conference management in the LMS facilitates: .

Obtaining Post-Conference Buy-In to Innovation

YourMembership Blog

Yesterday’s blog post gave a few tips on turning post-conference excitement into action. When you come back from a conference with all of these delicious ideas percolating in your head, it’s hard [.] ( Read more. ) Membership Management conference innovation

Good news foodies: Conference venues are listening

Aaron Wolowiec

At a conference dinner earlier this month, a bunch of us, hungry and tired, sat at the table joking that chicken was most likely on the menu. Sounds about right for a conference, yes? Farm-to-food eating is gaining popularity across the globe, so conference venues are taking note.

Musings from the RSA Conference

Association Management

RSA Conference is this week in San Francisco. This event is like the annual prom for the security industry—part conference, part trade show, part “place to be.” Finally, I was pleased to see the conference include a track this year on.

JP Moery to Speak at Thought Leadership Conference in Cambridge, MA

Moery Company

The post JP Moery to Speak at Thought Leadership Conference in Cambridge, MA appeared first on The Moery Company. JP Moery, president of The Moery Company, will be speaking at the Profiting from Thought Leadership seminar , held on November 14 and 15, in Cambridge, MA.

Your Checklist for Engaging Conference Attendees

MembersClicks

The more engaged your conference attendees are, the more fun they’re likely having, and not only that, but the more value they’re likely getting. And delivering value is what conferences are all about!). So how then can you ensure your conference attendees are, in fact, engaged?

How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

Conferences consume a great deal of your association’s time and financial resources. The truth is: conferences are not the most effective method of transferring knowledge. In most associations, only a small percentage of members attend conferences. To resolve these issues, try a different approach to conferences: make a plan to continue the conference learning experience. Why Continue the Conference Learning Experience. Highlight conference content.

More Conference Physics: Inertia

Velvet Chainsaw

However, a conference at rest, tends to die. The enemy of most conferences is the way it’s always been. Cognitive and organizational inertia keeps an association on its current conference course even when facing disruptive or rapid external changes.

Protech’s Virtual Customer Conference Draws More Than Double Previous Events

Protech

After shifting away from an in-person customer celebration at the Four Seasons in Baltimore due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Protech Associates’ Fusion 2020 Customer Conference surpassed all previous attendance numbers for the event. .

Rejuvenate After the Conference

Smooth The Path

Throughout my career, I have been involved in conferences as an exhibitor, sponsor, attendee, volunteer, speaker, and host. No matter the role, conference days are long, but no other role is as demanding as being the conference host. For big conferences, there are a few months build up with weeks before the meeting often being especially stressful — everyone on staff pitches in to help out with the conference in small to mid-size associations.

Encourage Your Speakers to Engage Conference Participants

Smooth The Path

The opening keynote speaker sets the tone for the rest of the conference. Then schedule a call in advance of the conference to discuss what you hope to achieve with the opening keynote. Ask to repost their blog posts in pre-conference marketing.

The Conference Lecture Paradox

Velvet Chainsaw

When talking about conference education, most people think about the traditional lecture. It is perceived as the holy grail of much of the conference. Our Love/Hate Affair With Conference Lectures. Five Myths Of Interactive, Participatory Learning For STEM Conferences.

Developing Your Conference Story Arc To Activate Participants’ Brains

Velvet Chainsaw

Applying a story arc to the conference can activate participants’ brains. You can use the story arc concept to carefully craft the messages and issues you want your conference participants to explore, experience and learn. So exactly how do you use a story arc for your conference?

7 Tips to Making the Most of Conference

YourMembership Blog

With less than a month away for ASAE I thought I’d share some social media prep work you can be doing to make the most of your conference attendance. The post 7 Tips to Making the Most of Conference appeared first on YourMembership.com.

Monetizing Your Virtual Conference When Competing with Free

Velvet Chainsaw

The dynamics that we’re seeing impact conferences and their business models are very similar to the Freemium movement we experienced way back in 2009. Go ahead and read Seth’s post and then come back for the linkage to conference monetization.

Star Struck: Identifying Your Conference North Star

Velvet Chainsaw

The North Star is the perfect metaphor for your annual conference purpose. When your conference purpose serves as a North Star, it guides all decisions, tasks, behaviors and strategy. Uncovering Your North Star Conviction To Find Conference True Target Market.

Emerging Evergreen Conference Practices—From This To That

Velvet Chainsaw

To paraphrase Hoffer, you can never get enough of conference fads, gimmicks and trends. Unless your a conference participant and we often have had enough!). They also want access to your conference budget. You can never get enough of what you really don’t need says Eric Hoffer.

Do Not Be Seduced By Meeting Fads Or Conference Trends

Velvet Chainsaw

Most conference and meeting professionals want the coolest, hippest, latest ideas and trends for their events. We want to know what unique things other conferences are doing so we can borrow their ideas. We pursue fads, gimmicks and trends as the silver bullets of our conference woes.

The Conference Experience Starts Before the Conference

Smooth The Path

How do you create a great conference experience? By getting attendees ready for a great conference experience! Here are three new things to try out: Rock the pre-conference communications : What are the most common attendee mistakes or misunderstandings?

We Need a Conference Revolution

Spark Consulting

Great Slideshare from Jeff Hurt proposing radical change for conferences and events: We Need A Conference Revolution from Jeff Hurt. conferences innovation presentations Jeff Hurt I particularly like everything he has to say about the changing role of speakers (as facilitators of learning experiences) and attendees (as co-creators rather than passive consumers). Of course, the question then becomes: how do we get from here to there?