Conference Content

Talking ‘bout my generation

Talking ‘bout my generation

Most event planners are in their thirties. Most successful incentive participants are in their 50s. Most event programmes are written for 18-year-old attendees, it would appear. John Fisher wonders whatever happened to thinking about the participants’ profile.... read more
9 ways to increase audience engagement at events

9 ways to increase audience engagement at events

For Karmen Vladar, the success of an event lies in ensuring that attendees are actively engaged before, during and after the event. The more intellectually and emotionally invested your audience becomes, the more likely it is that they’ll enjoy your event, tell others... read more
Conference content creativity

Conference content creativity

John Fisher suggests there may be more than one way to present conference and meetings content. You know all about waste operatives (bin men) and talent managers (HR), now please welcome ‘meeting architects’. But it’s not as daft as it sounds. A book by Maarten... read more
Scientific programme management

Scientific programme management

Scientific programme management is actually a whole separate arm of eventing, but for informational purposes, I will give you a brief overview on the field here. Scientific programmes relate to conferences within the medical and technical industry. It involves the... read more
Managing an on-site scientific programme

Managing an on-site scientific programme

Hand-in-hand with Scientific Programme Management, comes the on-site component of running the Speakers’ Room. Setting up the Speakers’ Room is quite straightforward – I usually place the arrivals/check-in desk very close to the door, to make it obvious that speakers... read more

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