"Simply the most productive conference I've been to."
Do you want to make your current face-to-face conference "can't miss" better, even as more and more content becomes available online? Are you wondering how to successfully start a new conference? Are your events suffering from falling attendance, evaluations, or profits? I can help!
I'll help you create engaging conferences around the learning your attendees really want and need. Conferences designed to build meaningful, mutually beneficial connections between participants. Conferences that help people work smarter and lead to action.
For over 25 years I've been designing and facilitating Conferences That Work: innovative, highly interactive, attendee-driven events that leverage attendees' expertise and experience to create just the conference that participants want. If desired, you can include traditional plenary sessions to create an event experience that will delight your attendees.
I'm available for consultation on your conference (re)design, present regularly about participant-led and participation-rich events, and lead interactive workshops on participation techniques anyone can use to improve their conference sessions. I also offer two popular sessions—The Solution Room and The Personal Introspective—that provide powerful opportunities for participants to connect, engage, and learn at your event.
My 2009 book, Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love condenses 30 years experience designing, organizing, and facilitating conferences into an information-packed step-by-step guide to a proven design for creating productive conferences that people love.
My latest book, The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action, is a comprehensive guide to participation techniques that increase learning, connection, engagement, and outcomes at any conference session.
PCMA Convene magazine interview: Adrian Segar: A Physicist Turned Super Connector .
Named one of the most innovative people in events by BizBash magazine.
How We Learn: The Books That Changed Meetings by Connect magazine.
A Meeting for Attendees, by Attendees by MeetingsNet magazine.
Voted one of the Top 5 Blogs in the Meetings and Events Industry.
Author of one of CVENT's 5 Favorite Event Industry Blog Posts.
Planning the Unconference article about my work in Meetings & Conventions Magazine.
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…signficant small steps are being mirrored in the event industry by the brilliant work of Eric and Mike (whose book is already in my
pile), Adrian Segar, Harrison Owen, Juanita Brown, and many others.