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Speaker, Program and Conference Evaluations

Event planners, speakers and attendees all want to optimize their time and monetary investments. Ideally, all of us would seek feedback on our performance, offer it accurately and generously, and use it to improve and direct our investments. Outlined below…

New Zealand – Conferences and Much More!

As you’re here for a conference, you’ll probably be based in one of the main urban centres, such as Auckland or Wellington, which will offer you the best in city life including shopping, arts and culture, and food and wine,…

20 Ways to Reimagine Keynote Presentations

How would you reimagine what keynote presenters and presentations are like? And what might that mean for the relationship between audiences and keynote presenters? #Expochat, a Wednesday afternoon Twitter-based chat for events industry professionals, took up these questions recently. The…

The Power of Connecting With Your Audience: A look at Audience Participation Apps

Greetings ConferenceIQ Readers! I am so excited to be writing these posts for the newly launched Conference IQ – it’s an honor. I guess you’d like to hear a bit about me. I am a lover of all things smart…

“This Event Stinks!” How to Handle Conference Complaints Correctly

By David Jacobson, Founder of TrivWorks and ConferenceIQ Blog Contributor Professional event planners know the meaning of hard work, especially when it comes to conferences. From the moment we’re brought into the first meeting until the last attendee checks out…

Managing the Conference Hook Up

Many years ago, I was riding in the back of a shuttle bus, returning from a late night sponsored reception at one of my first national conferences. Beside me was a lovely new colleague who I had met earlier in…

Mobile Social Networking Improving the Attendee Experience

By Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP; Corbin Ball and Associates One good contact made at an event can often pay for the whole trip! Yet, until recently, the way most events managed this very important component did not get much thought.…

The Conference Guy

Hey all, and welcome to the Conference Guy blog. This blog is designed to give you the straight poop on how to create — and dare to demand — a better conference experience. My identity will remain secret so that…

Dubai: The 21st Century City Risen from the Arabian Sands

As an expat living and working in the Tourism industry in Dubai for the last 7 years it’s been an adventure. I have seen and experienced the drastic developments, growth, recession.. all in a short span of time. My conclusion…

Attendees: 5 Steps to Prepare For The Conference

Conferences represent a refreshing break from the office. You get to hear and learn new things, connect with new people and, often, enjoy a setting that’s much more conducive to relaxation and recreation that what you’re used to. For all…