Comments on: Most meetings are small meetings https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2014/09/most-meetings-are-small-meetings/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sat, 21 Mar 2020 02:11:43 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 By: Mark Walker https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2014/09/most-meetings-are-small-meetings/#comment-47678 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:27:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=5975#comment-47678 Hi Adrian – couldn’t agree more! Big meetings and events play a huge role in the industry and are great aspirational benchmarks for many who work in events. However the importance – and prevalence – of small meetings and events are what really makes the industry tick. Eventbrite recognised this way back in 2006 when we built a platform specifically for helping longtail events sell tickets in the same way big events could (but without the expense). Fast forward to 2014 and while the industry and our platform continue to evolve, it’s still the longtail that powers us, and with $3bn in tickets sold, it’s clearly a winning strategy to not forget about the little guys!

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By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2014/09/most-meetings-are-small-meetings/#comment-46590 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:13:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=5975#comment-46590 In reply to Padraic Gilligan.

Thanks Padraic. You’re right, “bigger” = “better” runs through our society (perhaps it’s a male thing?) And yet, for me, what is most delightful and ultimately has the most impact is the intimacy and directness of the small.

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By: Padraic Gilligan https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/event-design/2014/09/most-meetings-are-small-meetings/#comment-45538 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:18:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=5975#comment-45538 So true Adrian! And, of course, the obsession with “big” doesn’t apply only to meetings. The architecture projects that dominate the media are all “starchitect” led public edifices but most of us live in tiny spaces, by comparison. I suppose it’s the pareto principle once again. You’re doing a great job, however, at “reclaiming” the importance of smaller meetings both for their volume and frequency and for the additional creative scope they afford.

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