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Does Your Conference Promote The Wrong End Of A Telescope?

“How much are our attendees willing to pay?” It is a question that many conference hosts and organizers frequently ask when they begin planning their events. It’s like asking the question, “What topics do you want to hear at next year’s conference?” Instead of asking, “What’s keeping you up at night?” Challenge is that this stumble is … [Read More...]

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The Changing Role Of Conference Education

The abundance of information, resources and relationships that is easily accessible via the internet increasingly challenges the traditional conference education model. In a world where information is everywhere, do people really want to pay for registration, airfare, lodging and expenses to … [Read More...]

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Is Your Conference Churning Out Junk Information?

We live in world where overconsumption is the norm. We over consume things to keep up with the Jones and Smiths. We over consume food at all you can eat smorgasbord buffets and 24 hour drive thrus. We over consume information from a variety of sources. Today, we have factory farms that churn … [Read More...]

Fighting Cynicism As A Meeting Professional

Cynicism is contagious! So is hope! Which do you display the most? Cynicism or hope? And if you work with others that are true cynics, do NOT forward this post to them. It will just make matters worse. Cynicism Is A Luxury You Can’t Afford Cynicism is an ugly lavishness that you don’t need. … [Read More...]

The Truly Networked Conference

We’ve grown up believing that the way to get knowledge is to study hard and become an expert. We’ve spent time and money to earn degrees and specific credentials all towards gaining more knowledge. We write books, teach others, take classes and engage in ongoing research to grow our knowledge. We … [Read More...]

Conference Bulk Learning Is An Oxymoron

It sounds so cliché: Conference bulk learning is an oxymoron. Yet, too many of us have bought into the idea that the more information we have, the more information that we consume, the more information that we try to stuff in our heads, the better we are. Ultimately, information has become a … [Read More...]