Conferences That Work
“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
Summary description: Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love is the classic guide to participant-driven and participation-rich events. Clearly written, the book condenses over 30 years experience designing, convening, and facilitating conferences into an information-packed step-by-step guide to a proven design for creating remarkable, productive, participant-driven and participation-rich conferences that people love. Included free with each purchase is a supplement that contains important improvements and updates to the book since its publication in 2009.
8½” x 11″, 350 pages.
The Power of Participation
Summary description: Smart presenters and meeting organizers integrate experiential learning and peer connection into every session at their events. This book tells you how to do it. Buy The Power of Participation to learn why it is so important to incorporate participant action into your events, what you need to know to create a meeting environments that support and encourage participation, and when and how to use this extensive compendium of specific, detailed techniques to radically improve your sessions and meetings
8½” x 11″, 322 pages.
Event Crowdsourcing: Creating Meetings People Actually Want and Need
Do your conference programs contain sessions you belatedly discover were of little interest or value to most attendees? If so, you’re wasting significant stakeholder and attendee time and money — your conference is simply not as good as it could be. Now imagine you used event crowdsourcing to routinely create conference programs that reliably include the sessions and session content attendees actually want and need? How much value would that add to your event; for your attendees, your sponsors, and your bottom line?
Event Crowdsourcing: Creating Meetings People Actually Want and Need will show you how to create conference programs that reliably become what your attendees want and need. Every. Single. Time. The product of my 27 years of participant-driven conference program design experience, Event Crowdsourcing clearly explains everything you need to know to successfully integrate effective real-time event crowdsourcing into your meeting programs and sessions.
The book clearly explains program and session crowdsourcing and how to use it to improve your events. It also includes a comprehensive set of crowdsourcing techniques, and describes how to choose the right ones for your meetings. When you read it and apply what you learn, I guarantee your events will be better!
8½” x 11″, 264 pages.