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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 productive conferences that people love.

What peer conference attendees say:

“…one of the most innovative and eye-opening professional experiences I’ve had. Aside from coming back with lots of new tips and ideas, I easily established triple the number of new contacts, and formed stronger relationships with them, than at any other conference I’ve been to.”

“…one of the best experiences of my life.”

“…this was easily the most immersive and engaged event I’ve attended in years. Possibly in my entire career.”

“Dang, that was one fun, productive, participatory conference…Adrian certainly helped me remember that the greatest resource is always the people in the room.”

“Much more useful than any ‘traditional’ conference.”

“It is an incredibly fulfilling experience to be able to not only participate in a conference but to shape its future.”

“I learn more at this conference than any other meetings I attend all year.”

“I just loved the format – I can’t stand the thought of attending all the conferences on my calendar that have the standard format!”

“Awesome. Your book has helped make @TEDxCanberra what it is.”

“Peer-led is a great method for practical learning. No agenda, no “axe to grind”, nothing to sell. This allows the conversation to steer toward useful information sharing. And, there were excellent folks leading these sessions.”

“If it weren’t for the acceptance of well entrenched traditional conferences, I would think that peer conferences would be the only thing that people would consider attending—that is if they really cared about getting the most from the event.”

Book reviews

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The National Conference Center, Nov 9, 2011

The Conference Department, Feb 3, 2010

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Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love
Publisher: Adrian Segar, booklocker
Release date: ebook: November 2009 | paper book: November 2009
Page count: 350
ISBN: 9781601459923
List Price: $27.95 (Paperback book) | $13.95 (PDF ebook) | $33.95 (Paperback book and PDF ebook combo)
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[During the session] I witnessed colleagues who were in very real pain surrounding this issue…I felt happy to share my own personal struggles and offered ongoing communication with my peers to help support one another as they also offered the same to me and others.

— Conference participant
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