Everyone has been to one of those conferences where five minutes in, and you’re ready to head for the exit doors. To make sure that’s never happening in the one you’re organising, here are some tips you should keep in mind.
Select the right venue
For people to come to a conference of their own volition, they must be passionate about the theme or topic. To get them further in the mood to learn something new, you must have a venue that’s complementary to the theme or at least can be designed to complement the topic.
Don't forget the little details
The success of the event is contingent on even the smallest details. It’s when you buy name badges, choose the right design and arrangement of the venue, or pick the food to be served. Don’t think some details are too small that they won’t make an impact. In the end, people notice the food, the comfortable seats, the way their names are printed on the badges, and the conversations they have in between sessions. And all of these have a collective impact on the conference’s success.
Plan some icebreakers
Having some icebreakers is a fantastic way to set the mood of the place, and they also encourage networking among participants. If anything, a fun conference is one where people meet and form relationships. This is what makes an event memorable and meaningful.
People are keys
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when organising a conference is the selection of people you’ll put on stage. The speakers, master of ceremonies, and even entertainers greatly influence how the audience will feel and react. Choose these key people wisely.
People spend time and their money to attend a conference to be inspired or to learn something new. Make sure you’re giving them their investment’s worth by going the extra mile in organising a fun and engaging event.