License Attendees To Drive Their Brains To The Streets Of Increased Conference Value

Driving by Edoardo Bartoccetti

The majority of your conference attendees believe that their conference learning is all about self discipline. They think that the more conference education sessions that they attend, the more information they can absorb. The only strategy they know is to strive hard and fast to physically hear as many speakers as possible. That intentional effort rarely works. Usually, it backfires. Part of our challenge is that we don’t understand our own brains. License To Drive To help your … [Read more...]

Part 2: Ten Industrial-Strength Awesome Trends Poised To Disrupt Your Conference Education

Awesome bySamHowzit

More powerful than your current offerings. More effective than your current industrial-strength-stupid monologues and ineffective-panel-methods. These trends are poised to give you the upper hand and differentiate you from your competitors or send your conference committee suggestions into a downward spiral that will take years to recover from. Take heed. These trends will be knocking on your conference door whether you realize it or not. The Next Five Industrial-Strength Education … [Read more...]

Ten Industrial-Strength Awesome Trends Poised To Disrupt Your Conference Education Part 1

Industrialstrength by JermeyBrooks

They are unusually strong and potent. They are more durable than your current conference education strategies. And they are highly-concentrated ready to improve your attendees' learning ROI. That is assuming that you are open to understanding, adopting and applying them. The choice is yours. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is convincing your superiors and your conference volunteer team that now is the time to invest in them. The First Five Industrial-Strength Education … [Read more...]

Five Super Effervescent Sparkling Fresh Conference Education Ideas

WaterLemon by Darlo

As a conference organizer, do you replicate last year's conference schedule and experience and just change the filling? Or do you mix it up? Constantly looking for new ways to freshen up the attendee's conference experience. The best conference organizers proactively seek fresh, new ideas to implement at their next annual meeting. They work hard at coming up with the next big idea. They are willing to make at least 25% of their annual meeting a new experience for everyone. Changing The … [Read more...]

Your Conference Is Offering Learning Scrap That Is Not Even Worth Recycling

ScrapMetalMountain by Ard Hesselink

Your conference and association value proposition is under attack! Education and networking are two benefits of conference attendance and association membership. Yet, education is being disrupted in major ways. When employees spend too much time in education offerings that do not translate into increased performance and productivity, it is learning scrap. It’s wasted information, knowledge and education that is not applied back on the job. And it’s not even worth recycling and sharing with … [Read more...]

We Are Drawn To Effortless Education Which Results In Temporary, Fleeting Illusions Of Grandeur

7 Faces Optical Illusion - by RevXanatosSatanicos

There are no shortcuts to learning. Yet, we believe there are. We rush to see the top 20 tips in 60 minutes. Or the six best pointers an expert has learned from their own success. Our brains love lists. And our brains will take the easy route to alleged learning anytime. The Illusion Of Knowing If you are a speaker or conference organizer, consider the following: Creating sessions that provide a list of tips and tricks does not lead to authentic learning. It leads to the illusion of … [Read more...]

Speakers: Covering Content Actually Obscures Understanding

Dress wrist shot by Guy Sle

Education is one way to improve ourselves personally and professionally. Whenever we find ourselves lacking knowledge, understanding or skills for a specific job task, we take a class. Or attend a conference. Or participate in a webinar. Or read a book. Sounds really simple. Right? Well, it’s not. The challenge with most education is our belief that learning something we don’t know requires an expert (the speaker) or another means (books, online, computers). The Watch Analogy Note: I … [Read more...]

Your Conference Needs To Offer Transformational Learning Not Informational Learning

Transform by Durakovich

Which word describes the type of conference education sessions you prefer to attend? Pick one. Informed or transformed? The Best Learning At Conferences For me, I want to be more than just informed. I can be informed by reading information online. I don’t need to travel to a conference to become informed. I prefer a conference experience that is transformational! It transforms my thinking, my perspective, my attitude, my actions and my habits. Those are the type of conference experiences … [Read more...]