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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 remarkable, productive conferences that people love.

The Power of Participation provides conference presenters, organizers, and marketers with a comprehensive toolkit of simple techniques for creating participative sessions that involve the audience in their learning. Adrian Segar shows how you can turn passive attendees into active participants, which boosts learning, adds opportunities to meet and learn with peers during sessions, builds community and engagement, and improves desired action outcomes at your events.

Smart presenters and meeting organizers are integrating experiential learning and peer connection into their events. This book tells you how to do it. Buy The Power of Participation to learn why it’s so important to incorporate participant action into every aspect of your event, what you need to know to create a meeting environment that supports and encourages participation, and when and how to use this extensive compendium of specific, detailed techniques to radically improve your sessions and meetings.

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Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love—combo (1 ebook license, 1 paperback)
Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love—combo (1 ebook license, 1 paperback)
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 remarkable, productive conferences that people love.

Price includes U.S. shipping via USPS Media Mail. Shipping to addresses outside the United States will incur an additional cost, viewable for single copies once you have added this item to your cart. We will ship anywhere; please request quotes for shipping multiple copies to your location.

Your ebook, in PDF format stamped with your name and email address and readable on any device, will be made available via a download link emailed to you promptly upon receipt of payment.

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The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action—combo (1 ebook license, 1 paperback)
The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action—combo (1 ebook license, 1 paperback)
The Power of Participation provides conference presenters, organizers, and marketers with a comprehensive toolkit of simple techniques for creating participative sessions that involve the audience in their learning. Adrian Segar shows how you can turn passive attendees into active participants, which boosts learning, adds opportunities to meet and learn with peers during sessions, builds community and engagement, and improves desired action outcomes at your events.

Smart presenters and meeting organizers are integrating experiential learning and peer connection into their events. This book tells you how to do it. Buy The Power of Participation to learn why it’s so important to incorporate participant action into every aspect of your event, what you need to know to create a meeting environment that supports and encourages participation, and when and how to use this extensive compendium of specific, detailed techniques to radically improve your sessions and meetings.

Price includes U.S. shipping via USPS Media Mail. Shipping to addresses outside the United States will incur an additional cost, viewable for single copies once you have added this item to your cart. We will ship anywhere; please request quotes for shipping multiple copies to your location.

Your ebook, in PDF format stamped with your name and email address and readable on any device, will be made available via a download link emailed to you promptly upon receipt of payment.

Paperback book will be signed—dedication requests welcome!

8½" x 11", 322 pages.

Price: $37.00
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Paperbacks

Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love—paperback edition
Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love—paperback edition
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 remarkable, productive conferences that people love.

Price includes U.S. shipping via USPS Media Mail. Shipping to addresses outside the United States will incur an additional cost, viewable for single copies once you have added this item to your cart. We will ship anywhere; please request quotes for shipping multiple copies to your location.

Book will be signed—dedication requests welcome!

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The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action—paperback edition
The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action—paperback edition
The Power of Participation provides conference presenters, organizers, and marketers with a comprehensive toolkit of simple techniques for creating participative sessions that involve the audience in their learning. Adrian Segar shows how you can turn passive attendees into active participants, which boosts learning, adds opportunities to meet and learn with peers during sessions, builds community and engagement, and improves desired action outcomes at your events.

Smart presenters and meeting organizers are integrating experiential learning and peer connection into their events. This book tells you how to do it. Buy The Power of Participation to learn why it’s so important to incorporate participant action into every aspect of your event, what you need to know to create a meeting environment that supports and encourages participation, and when and how to use this extensive compendium of specific, detailed techniques to radically improve your sessions and meetings.

Price includes U.S. shipping via USPS Media Mail. Shipping to addresses outside the United States will incur an additional cost, viewable for single copies once you have added this item to your cart. We will ship anywhere; please request quotes for shipping multiple copies to your location.

Book will be signed—dedication requests welcome!

8½" x 11", 322 pages.

Price: $26.00
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Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love—ebook edition
Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love—ebook edition
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 remarkable, productive conferences that people love.

Your ebook, in PDF format stamped with your name and email address and readable on any device, will be made available via a download link emailed to you promptly upon receipt of payment.

350 pages.

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The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action—ebook edition
The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action—ebook edition
The Power of Participation provides conference presenters, organizers, and marketers with a comprehensive toolkit of simple techniques for creating participative sessions that involve the audience in their learning. Adrian Segar shows how you can turn passive attendees into active participants, which boosts learning, adds opportunities to meet and learn with peers during sessions, builds community and engagement, and improves desired action outcomes at your events.

Smart presenters and meeting organizers are integrating experiential learning and peer connection into their events. This book tells you how to do it. Buy The Power of Participation to learn why it’s so important to incorporate participant action into every aspect of your event, what you need to know to create a meeting environment that supports and encourages participation, and when and how to use this extensive compendium of specific, detailed techniques to radically improve your sessions and meetings.

Your ebook, in PDF format stamped with your name and email address and readable on any device, will be made available via a download link emailed to you promptly upon receipt of payment.

322 pages.

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Conferences That Work reviews

“Fantastic!…One of the first books that really talks about design aspects in a whole new way.”
—Janet Sperstad, CMP, Program Director, Meeting and Event Management, Madison College

“If you’re going to read ONE book on events this year, make it Conferences That Work by Adrian Segar.”
Rob Davidson, Managing Director, MICE Knowledge

“A brilliant discussion of the idea of peer conferences.”
—Nick Morgan, Public Words

“If you’re unfamiliar with small, friendly, interactive, energizing, everyone-gets-to-know-everyone, participant-driven, learning-with-and-from-each-other conferences, this book makes a compelling case for them.”
—Naomi Karten, Naomi Karten Associates

Conferences That Work is one of the best books ever written on a new generation of organizing meetings and conferences.”
—Hulya Ceren, @Madagascar LIVE!

“In this book, the author outlines a unique and innovative model for conferences and other events that engages the collective wisdom of those present. Reminiscent of Open Space Technology but with slightly more structure, this model revolutionizes the conference experience and provides a deeper level of learning and connections that traditional conferences woefully lack.”
—Marty Jacobs, President, Systems In Sync

“There’s a relatively new, growing trend towards unconferences, sometimes organized using open space technologies. An excellent ‘how to’ book on organizing this type of conference is Conferences that Work by Adrian Segar.”
—Gregg Marshall, American Institute of Inspectors

“Awesome. Your book has helped make @TEDxCanberra what it is.”
—Stephen Collins, Founder, acidlabs

“Thank you for opening my eyes to how wonderful, informative, and engaging a conference can be!”
—Melissa Chambers, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Amazon reviews of Conferences That Work

The Power of Participation reviews

“It may be a radical idea to turn attendees into participants, but in an environment of information overload and disconnection, we need it more than ever. The Power of Participation can transform how we act as workers, learners, citizens and ‘participants’ in our globalized world. This is a book that should be OPEN on every meeting planners or event marketers desk, and used every day.”
—Paul Salinger, VP of Marketing, Oracle

“This book is a must for anyone who needs guidance in modernizing meetings. Finally we are moving into a new stage of post industrial meetings where all participants are valued, not only those behind the microphone. Well designed participation is key, and Adrian shows us the way. Buy it, read it and do it!”
—Eric de Groot, Meeting Designer and co-author of Into the Heart of Meetings

“No one should plan a conference without this book!”
—Naomi Karten, Author of Managing Expectations

“We have to start meeting like this! A treasury of proven techniques, clearly written, based on first-person experience and deep insights.”
—Bernie DeKoven, Author of The Well Played Game, game designer, and fun theorist at deepfun.com

“Too many conferences are top-down, over-caffeinated, information dumps. Adrian Segar has figured out a different model: a participatory, community-driven event that yields benefits that last far beyond the conference itself. If you want to make a lasting difference with your group today, you owe it to yourself to read this book.”
—Dr. Nick Morgan, President of Public Words and author of Power Cues

“Love The Power of Participation! It’s a fabulous compilation of techniques to bring more interaction to your conferences. I’ll be keeping this reference book handy whenever I design a meeting for a client.”
—Kristin J. Arnold, CPF, CSP, founder of Quality Process Consultants, and past president of the National Speakers Association

“A must read handbook of the what, why and how to move passive conference consumer-based attendees to active engaged participants.”
—Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting

“Adrian Segar’s work is crucial for the evolution of the event industry. This book is a mandatory read for the modern event professional. Adrian shares a logical approach to changing our outdated event designs, and guides you with practical techniques towards a value centered model, where the clear winners are both the conference organizer and the attendee. It’s time to shake up our conferences and make them more relevant and attractive. The Power of Participation provides the first step towards achieving conference success.”
—Julius Solaris, editor EventManagerBlog.com and author of The Event App Bible, Social Media for Events and The Good Event Registration Guide

“Adrian wants to transform attendees into participants. And in this book, he shows you how to do it. As an organizer of professional conferences for the past decade, I wish I had come across Adrian’s books earlier in my life. It would have made me more confident and competent.”
—Sivasailam (Thiagi) Thiagarajan, Founder and Resident Mad Scientist, the Thiagi Group

“Adrian Segar’s The Power of Participation is a catalog of tools for designing meetings. If you want to improve your meetings, keep a copy right there on your desk, always ready for instant access. Better yet, study the tools in his catalog so they’re right there in your brain, always ready to build first-class meetings that everyone loves.”
—Gerald M. Weinberg, The Consultants’ Consultant, author of over 40 books, including classics The Psychology of Computer Programming and An Introduction to General Systems Thinking

Amazon reviews of The Power of Participation

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Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love
Publisher: Booklocker
Release date ebook and paperback book: November 2009
Page count: 350
ISBN: 978-1601459923
List Price: $27.95 (Paperback book) | $13.95 (PDF ebook) | $33.95 (Paperback book and PDF ebook combo)
The ebook and paperback/ebook combo are available only directly from the author or at booklocker.com.
The Power of Participation: Creating Conferences That Deliver Learning, Connection, Engagement, and Action
Publisher: Segar Consulting
Release date ebook and paperback book: June 2015
Page count: 322
ISBN:978-1511555982
List Price: $27.95 (Paperback book) | $13.95 (PDF ebook) | $33.95 (Paperback book and PDF ebook combo)
The ebook and paperback/ebook combo are available only directly from the author.

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