Participate! The key to successful 21st century conferences

Indianapolis, IN • June 2, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Buy Now! $399

Learn to Design Participation-Rich Conferences

We’ve known for a long time that lectures are terrible ways to learn, and that today’s attendees are no longer satisfied to sit and listen to lectures. If you want to design conferences where learning, connection, and engagement take place, you need to build in participation.

Attend Participate! Indianapolis

At Participate! Indianapolis you’ll learn how to design participation-rich conferences through direct experience of participatory meeting techniques. During the one-day workshop you’ll experience those techniques first-hand, every one followed by a debrief and short “theory bites” session that covers the key concepts and background. To help you master them, the design techniques will be introduced in the order they’d appear during a participation-rich conference.

You’ll walk away with what you need to truly satisfy attendees by adding effective participation, learning, connection, and engagement — key to successful 21st century conferences — to your meetings.

Attending #WEC18? This workshop is a perfect match!

Participate! Indianapolis is scheduled at the start of the 2018 Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress in downtown Indianapolis, IN — June 2, near the Indiana Conference Center.

Save $200 with early bird registration when you register now — just $399 for the one-day workshop!

Indianapolis, IN • June 2, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Buy Now! $399

Who should attend:

  • Conference producers
  • Education directors
  • Meeting planners
  • Facilitators
  • Experience designers
  • Presenters
  • Community organizers
  • Anyone who needs to improve the effectiveness of meetings

Topics Include:

  • The Three Questions
  • How agreements transform your event
  • Roundtables
  • Why participation works
  • Human spectrograms
  • Experience versus listening
  • Crowdsourcing techniques
  • Emotion versus thinking
  • Audience voting techniques
  • The gifts of listening and capture
  • The Solution Room
  • Maintaining attention
  • Environments that support participation
  • Peer sessions
  • Effective short-form formats
  • Fishbowls
  • Using white space at events
  • Small group work
  • Planning versus improvisation
  • Pair share
  • What you need to know about technology
  • Personal introspective
  • Encouraging connections outside sessions
  • Plus/Delta
  • Group spective
  • Finding and working with peer facilitators
  • And more

Save $200 with early bird registration when you register now.

Indianapolis, IN • June 2, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Buy Now! $399

Workshop details

Workshop fee includes refreshments and lunch. Participate! will be held in downtown Indianapolis near the Indiana Conference Center. Attire is casual. For more information, contact Adrian Segar.