Comments on: Content versus conversation https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/uncategorized/2010/03/content-versus-conversation/ Unconferences, peer conferences, participant-driven events, and facilitation Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:38:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Adrian Segar https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/uncategorized/2010/03/content-versus-conversation/#comment-1150 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 15:50:19 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=627#comment-1150 In reply to SCHED*.

Thanks Marvin! And your post makes some great points on the benefits from promoting and maximizing access to event presentations.

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By: SCHED* https://www.conferencesthatwork.com/index.php/uncategorized/2010/03/content-versus-conversation/#comment-1149 Sun, 08 Jan 2012 14:28:00 +0000 http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/?p=627#comment-1149 Adrian I couldn’t agree with you more about the purpose of face-to-face events:

“But content is everywhere—I don’t need to go to an event to get content!…Face-to-face events are the places for powerful, life-changing connection and engagement.”

Event professionals should focus on delivering the best content in order to facilitate and encourage conversations. I made a similar point in an article encouraging planners to promote the content of their Speaker’s presentations and handouts before and after their events and stop worrying about whether or not this will impact their registration rates (http://j.mp/sJbrFn):
“Attendees don’t only come to your conference to get presentation materials. Attendees come to network, be a part of the discussion, to learn from experts in the field and yes, to let loose and party!”  Kudos on another great post and I look forward to seeing you in the next #eventprofs chat!

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