The Future of Conferences

Videoconferencing, online meetings, telepresence and other collaboration technology are gaining traction. Does that mean the in-person conference is obsolete? No – not by a long way! But its role has changed. In this webinar, I’ll show you the trends affecting our professional and personal lives, and how great conference organisers – and speakers – take advantage of them.

This is a MUST WATCH webinar for anybody involved in conferences – including businesses, conference organisers, bureaus, delegates, and speakers.

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After the webinar, I asked participants “What was the most useful thing you learned today?” Here are some of their answers:

“Introduction to the electronic options that are appearing.”

“Your prompt to think about conferences five years from now got me thinking about conferences from 5 years ago, and how outdated many things now seem. It got me thinking that conferences are really like church in many ways. I’m realising, there is virtue in a diverse ‘ecosystem’ of presenters, even if most have trendy topics, and only some are truly insightful .”

“be interactive not just presentive”

“the need to keep abreast of developments.”

“Engaging with on-line attendees”

“responsibilities of conference organisers and presenters””

“Appealing to the different groups and also types of tools”

“The importance of a range of interaction tools to suit the diversity of the audience.”

“MOOC & & Book: Disrupt Yourself. Also the uploading yourself as an avatar to interact in a virtual meeting/conference with others.”

“learning from your presentation style in a webinar”

“i learned about pacing, stories and interaction””

The Future Proof Webinar Series

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