Ever since my first encounter with the hybrid hub and spoke meeting topology at Event Camp Twin Cities in 2011, I’ve been a big fan of the format. Yesterday [see below], I realized that hub and spoke is a great format […]
What makes attending conferences worthwhile? As I described in Conferences That Work, the two most common reasons for attending conferences are to learn useful things and make useful connections. But there are numerous other ways that conferences provide value to stakeholders. […]
Why do some learning experiences stay burning in our brains and others fade into oblivion? Adrian explains how to inspire transformational learning.
As companies begin to market services for artificial intelligence matchmaking at events. However, unresolved issues could impede adoption of this technology, especially by attendees.
I love and respect David Adler, but his flagship publication BizBash is perpetuating a common misconception about meeting design. Here’s what’s wrong—and what event professionals need to do to make things right!
Give attendees experiences, not things. Branded pens, tee shirts, mugs, tote bags, water bottles, and other tchotchkes are scattered around my home. Piled on shelves, they are eventually consigned to oblivion without a thought. Yes, it’s hard to attend a typical […]
I’ve just returned from a wonderful 48-hour whirlwind of experiments and play with 30 meeting designers in Utrecht, The Netherlands. We came from Europe, South America, Slovakia, and the U.S. (me) to learn, share, and connect at the first Meeting […]
Why don’t leaders publicly recognize the people who do the work? Like Tim Cook does: “Tim paused ever so slightly, and what seemed unscripted (at least I hope it was unscripted) he asked all Apple employees present in the auditorium […]
In early 2010, at the first EventCamp, I discovered the wonder and power of meeting people face-to-face whom I had previously only met online. Perhaps the wonder is stronger for me than most, living in rural Vermont, 100+ miles from any city. […]
Here’s a simple challenge to anyone who organizes an event and asks for evaluations. (You do ask for evaluations, don’t you? Here’s how to get great event evaluation response rates.) Publish your complete, anonymized evaluations. You may want to restrict access […]